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    As you know Cue my DS is on the spectrum - I wouldn't say he's a very aggressive child at all, though he's had issues with sharing in the past (toys) and had huge meltdowns. He has also shoved another child on occasion. Once he pulled a swing back at the park and it hit a little girl in the face - I was mortified

    These negative behaviours can be worked on with the help of therapists (OT or child psych). They can implement strategies for home and childcare. I would also suggest they need to start using visuals with him and social stories.

    If he indeed has ASD, he would be quite self-focussed. He is trying to meet his own needs. His little mind and body are wired differently. Him not having 'empathy' is pretty understandable - he's only 2.5 after all!

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    I'm really struggling with this at the moment it just seems to be getting worse by the day. I'm almost at the point where I can't take him out to playgrounds or to people's houses because he's just so rough. The more he does it the more it seems to me that he's very frustrated and doesn't like other kids near him. It's painful to watch, I just want to cry.

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    Big hugs Hun xx I'm right there with you. What is your plan? We see the paed on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I'm really struggling with this at the moment it just seems to be getting worse by the day. I'm almost at the point where I can't take him out to playgrounds or to people's houses because he's just so rough. The more he does it the more it seems to me that he's very frustrated and doesn't like other kids near him. It's painful to watch, I just want to cry.
    Oh hon, it's really hard at this age. We found DS's behaviour was the most challenging around 3-3 1/2. Not so much hitting others, but extremely oppositional behaviour and public meltdowns on almost every outing. My DH was the primary carer and there would be times that he couldn't bear taking DS anywhere because it would turn to sh!t every time

    There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel, especially if you can get him the help he needs (which you will). It's going to be a rough ride, but hang in there. It won't always be this hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Big hugs Hun xx I'm right there with you. What is your plan? We see the paed on Monday.
    Good luck at the paed, let me know what they say. We re-started speech therapy today and have the developmental psych appointment next week. I'm a bit clueless beyond that!

    I'm taking DS to a play center tomorrow, need to burn off some energy and sick of being cooped up with this rain. I'm hoping he is ok there and we don't have to make a swift exit.

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    I don't have any experience with this, I thought it was an age thing too, my son is 4.5 years old and he can hit, as a sign of frustration, just at home, not in public or anyone.

    Could it be that his trying to get your attention? I noticed with my son when I gave him more attention it wouldn't happen as much.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    I don't have any experience with this, I thought it was an age thing too, my son is 4.5 years old and he can hit, as a sign of frustration, just at home, not in public or anyone.

    Could it be that his trying to get your attention? I noticed with my son when I gave him more attention it wouldn't happen as much.

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    No I don't think it's an attention thing, he gets a lot of attention from us. Daycare give him a lot of 1:1 time as well, and they are applying for funding based on his severe language delay so that they can give him even more time if he needs it. I really think he does it for 2 reasons - either he's trying to initiate play and pushing someone is his way of doing that, or he gets overwhelmed with people in his space or touching "his" things and lashes out. It's really hard to explain, and I know every mum would say this, but he really is a gentle old soul in his heart, he just has some barriers to overcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Good luck at the paed, let me know what they say. We re-started speech therapy today and have the developmental psych appointment next week. I'm a bit clueless beyond that!

    I'm taking DS to a play center tomorrow, need to burn off some energy and sick of being cooped up with this rain. I'm hoping he is ok there and we don't have to make a swift exit.
    I think we probably need speech therapy too. Good luck with the psych. I've heard from others I know that you need them when getting a diagnosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I think we probably need speech therapy too. Good luck with the psych. I've heard from others I know that you need them when getting a diagnosis.
    Yep, basically they are the ones that do the assessment. The appointment goes for 3 hours and then he will also do an observation at DSs daycare.
    I have just booked DS into soccer and swimming lessons, getting him more physically active will hopefully help his sleep and behavior.
    We went to the play center and he did really well today! It was fairly quiet and he played nicely most of the time, I only had to intervene twice. So I got a nice chat with a good friend and a bit of a relaxing morning really!

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    Default 2.5yo hitting/pushing (possible ASD)

    @mumaSupial how did the appointment with your paed go?


 

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