Originally Posted by cykal
Thanks for the advice everyone, he has no trouble communicating other than a few speach problems with pronouncing certain words, he does well with learning things in school is why I dont understand, the teacher said he is ahead of the class with learning his letters & things. I just hope things go well when we see the dr. have the appt. scheduled for tomorrow. We are in a small town so not to many places around that focus on children, only one that I can think or & its just a mental health place.
My sister's two oldest kids have autism. Icelynn could hardly speak as a kid, and was an only child for a few years ans when she came over, she would hardly play with everybody. so her grandparents started getting her tested, and they found slight autism. They started taking her to speach therapy classes, and in preschool she went to the regular classes but for an hour or two they pulled her out to sit in on the "special class that makes you smarter than everybody else" as she called it lol, for special instruction.
Now, she talks better than any grown-up i know lol, her grammar skills and enunciation is phenonominal! she speaks so WELL and plays alot better with the other kids, much more energetic! Also, her IQ is "off the charts"! She is in the second grade now, doing Lily's third grade work, and helping Lina, in 4th, with learning her cursive (which Icy now writes almost fluently).
Autism has gotten sortof a stigma that only 'slow' kids can be autistic and have to be spoon-fed the rest of their lives... ---no offense!!!--- but Icy and Zack (her younger brother) are now 'normal' kids, and they play so much better than they did before my sis let them sit in on special instruction classes. They were slowly introduced and taught 'why' to lots of things, instead of sitting in large Memphis classrooms of 40 and being forgotten about because they were quiet.