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October 9th, 2012, 06:01 PM
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While my son while in Speech Therapy this morning.. The speech therapist was working on him with learning actions while looking at picture cards.. He was doing good, saying "Kick, Ball" with prompting.. Then all of a sudden he just zoned out. The Therapist kept calling his name, he made no response. She put her hand in front of his eyes, no response. She then was looking into his eyes to see if he was having a seizure.. This lasted a good 15-20 seconds..

Luckily, his IBI therapist, the Speech Therapist, and I were there to witness this.

The speech therapist said we need to keep an eye on this and see if it happens again. She said he may be having Absence Seizures.. I'm going to make sure I bring this up at his 3 year well check up visit.

Our IBI therapist thinks that he was just tired and over stimulated, to where he just shut down for that brief period of time. Which I read is common with Autistic children.

Has this ever happened to your LO?

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October 11th, 2012, 09:36 AM
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I was going to say was it some sort of seizure. Daniel zones out sometimes but I don't think it's as bad as what you're describing. Sometimes there really is no talking to him though, he's just unable to take on any more information. I would agree with the overstimulation explanation - I'd make sure he has plenty of down-time and chill-out time if you can. Daniel doesn't do any out-of-school activities at all for this very reason. I hope you can find out soon and get some reassurance. Keep us posted!

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October 12th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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My oldest has pedi-maul seizures but my asperger's son doesn't. It sounded like a seizure to me too but it could be he just needed to shut down for a rest, that sounds reasonable too. Def. bring it up to his ped next time.

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October 16th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Wow that is scary! I was thinking absent seizures too. Alex tends to zone out too but snaps out of it when I put my hand in front of his face. I would definately bring it up at his next appointment.

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October 18th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
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That does sound scary.
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October 18th, 2012, 04:40 PM
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This happens to Bryce and I think it may be the reason behind some of his unexplainable falls (he will be sitting or standing perfectly still and then fall to the ground). We are on our fifth doctor who says its probably nothing and "we'll keep an eye on it" :/ it has been happening less frequently lately but he still sometimes just comes to a halt.
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October 18th, 2012, 04:42 PM
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How scary! Alice has never had any seizures, but we thought my infant was for a while. Turns out hers was just obstructive apnea. Really scary during that time, though. I did have a friend that had those type of seizures. They called his Epilepsy. He eventually grew out of it.
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October 22nd, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Thank you ladies for your responses..

Thankfully A.J has not zoned out like that since the incident. I still plan on bringing it up at his three year check up.

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November 9th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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Absolutely, do. But I really hope it was a one-off.

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