Forum: Children with Vision, Hearing & Sensory Issues
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My son is 2 1/2 and he has both autism and hyposensitivity.
With the autism he is very visual. He does alot of eye stimming, has a big fascination with wheels-cars, trains, etc. He looks out of the corners of his eyes alot, likes to looks at things close up and/or vertically. He spins in circles occasionally and does low humming sounds.
With his hyposensitivity he loves textures, bumpy surfaces, rugs, and loves silk, for instance he used to have a taggie, which we called his 'lovie', was his security blanket, it had yellow bow/tags on a peice of blanket.
He talks but it's all jarble, the only clear words that are understood is mum, dada, no, and says letters of the alphabet-especially l,m,n,o,p.
He is a very huggy and kissy boy, which I am so thankful for!!-gives me some feeling of closeness/connection to him.
Alot of the time I feel extremely lost, I feel so helpless much of the time. And I also feel like there is a huge barrier in the way of each other, I try to help him on getting him to talk and follow a small order, like help clean up, and every time it's either no response-like he didn't even hear me or it's a meltdown. I try not to bum out about the whole situation too much and remain so thankful that he is in my life and love my son no matter what the circumstances are. Other times it's so hard and saddens me, especially when I take him out in public, I get alot of looks from other parents/people where I can tell right away what they are thinking-why is he like that or what is wrong with him.
If anybody has any advice, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.