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Hi I'm new to all this. My son is 10 years old and I've been fighting for 5 years for getting him a diagnosis and support. He can keep eye contact not for long periods but can doesn't have a clue about social cues. He had a previous observation by a psychologist unknown to him and myself. During this short period he stood up in his class and sang fahor jacko and sat back down. His own psychologists said nothing about this. He has had tic or stims unsure which one for along time changes from time vocal tics clearing throat is his main one at the moment. He is in the choir whilst watching I took note of his facial twitches which since being home all calm he's not done them throat clearing still there though. He can't sit still unless he's lost in a world that he's interested in mostly Minecraft. He has no friends stays around adults he wants friends but can't communicate or relate to them. It's either his way or no way. I feel frustrated for him I have no idea how to deal with it without a diagnosis. I do have routine and prepare all my children. I'm dyslexic so routine and preparation is my life skill. My son loves ice but dislikes eggs last he tried it he gagged on it
Could you lovely people offer any advice on which way to go
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(12-22-2015, 10:43 PM)Missy m Wrote: Hi I'm new to all this. My son is 10 years old and I've been fighting for 5 years for getting him a diagnosis and support. He can keep eye contact not for long periods but can doesn't have a clue about social cues. He had a previous observation by a psychologist unknown to him and myself. During this short period he stood up in his class and sang fahor jacko and sat back down. His own psychologists said nothing about this. He has had tic or stims unsure which one for along time changes from time vocal tics clearing throat is his main one at the moment. He is in the choir whilst watching I took note of his facial twitches which since being home all calm he's not done them throat clearing still there though. He can't sit still unless he's lost in a world that he's interested in mostly Minecraft. He has no friends stays around adults he wants friends but can't communicate or relate to them. It's either his way or no way. I feel frustrated for him I have no idea how to deal with it without a diagnosis. I do have routine and prepare all my children. I'm dyslexic so routine and preparation is my life skill. My son loves ice but dislikes eggs last he tried it he gagged on it
Could you lovely people offer any advice on which way to go

Hi Missy, you seem to have a lot to cope with! Maybe you could tell this forum more about whether your son can speak as well as sing; if he can read and/or write besides the way he uses Minecraft. I understand that a formal diagnosis might make him eligible for services but he does not need a diagnosis for you to start helping him and to find a real life support group. I would not worry too much about his tics and twitches as they are some of his ways of coping with how confusing the world seems when filtered through his brain and nervous system. If anything he does causes him or anyone else injury, ask the forum for a referral to a specialist in your area just on behavioral issues. He may be a person who feels happier communicating on a computer or iPad than speaking. Your routines and organisation must be helping him as you did not mention having trouble getting him out of bed or dressing himself! Sensory things that feel bad to him may be the cause of his food avoidance and preferences. See if you can experiment with foods that are NOT slippery like egg. He might need crunch if he likes ice. Glad you contacted Aspergernauts!
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