What B is like

Before our first appointment with the paediatrician, we made a list of concerns about B which act as a good summary of what he is like:

Concerns raised by nursery:

  • World of his own
  • Lack of social engagement with peer group, but does with adults
  • Speech development
  • Very distressed when told ‘no’ or doesn’t get own way or frustrated
  • Can’t sit still
  • Very short attention span on most activities-wanders, although will engage in some activities
  • Can’t focus during group time-needs adult support

Parent’s concerns:

  • Delayed development- like an 18 month old
  • Speech- baby babble/nonsense/rambling, stock words and phrases, responds but doesn’t initiate conversation, words out of context, often can’t recall.
  • Lack of understanding
  • Often appears to ignore
  • Difficult to engage attention
  • Most vocab seems learnt or repeated
  • Bank of phrases
  • Talking out of context
  • Strange noises
  • Lack of understanding of instructions
  • Poor eye contact
  • Very distressed if told no
  • Easily frustrated, immediate meltdown, screaming
  • Obsessive behaviour
  • Sensory- no socks, hand down nappy, messing with moles, standing on things, things in mouth, chewing, nail biting
  • Can’t sit down (rarely make it through a meal)
  • Limited imaginative play
  • Obsession over CDs/DVDs- on/off
  • Obsession with pressing buttons (computer, iPod, toys with lights and sounds)
  • Seems a long way off toilet training
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