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    Hi My name is Linda Just introducing myself and saying hello
    my grandson is 4 next week and will be starting in a language development school in Perth. He is an adorable affectionate little boy, with a history of repeated ear infections throughout his first few years and had to have grommets put in at the age of three, since that time his speech has improved so much, but he is still behind.
    We are very concerned about his general behavior, he is extremely clumsy, very defiant seems to think he is in charge of the household, he need constant attention throughout the day which is very wearing for us all as we cannot get anything done. everything connected to Harry such as getting dressed, getting strapped into his car seat becomes an issue.
    He has recently started hitting, punching and kicking. It is like a switch is pulled one minute he is a loving child the next he is like a small monster, then just as quickly if diverted can change back again.
    We are at a total loss as what to do with him, we have seen the pediatrician who thinks he is autistic, the speech therapist who thinks he is intelligent with delayed speech, a child psychologist with no definite opinion and a social worker who after one hour with him thinks there is nothing wrong just bad parenting.
    No one has offered any practical help or given a diagnosis. I was wondering if any other parent with a child with a language development disability has experienced any of these types of behavior or maybe a parent of an autistic child. It is so frustrating not to get any answers. My daughter is a single mother trying to run a business and we are all at our wits end as to how to cope with the situation. He was asked to leave daycare today after three years because of his behavior.
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    Hello and welcome

    I have an almost four year old with autism.

    If one of the specialists has even mentioned it, I would push for a formal diagnosis. That way, if he does have ASD you can access funding for early intervention.

    It's not easy to see a child struggling. Keep on pushing for answers

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    Hi! Welcome.
    I'm not on the same position but I have a 2 year old with delays. Most significantly is a speech delay. Since you mentioned your grandson does have speech delays is very possible that a lot of his behavior is linked to frustration of not being able to verbally express himself.
    I hope you can get answers. What a shame about the daycare Centre. They should be helping to support the search for answers.

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