I hope all went well with your son's evaluation. In my experience, young children with attributes that you describe in your son (hyperactivity, impulsivity, speech delay with at least a few words, plus many unintelligible words) may have early ADHD, dyspraxia of speech (muscles that are used in speech are not coordinating well to produce intelligible words), or an autism spectrum disorder. And many times, the ultimate diagnosis can't be made for several years down the road, after appropriate therapies and educational services are provided. It's hugely important to get the services started ASAP...especially finding a good speech therapist to work with him 1-on-1. Also a great preschool program...check with your county office of special education to see if he qualifies for services through your local public schools. These programs are excellent for working on his delays and also for encouraging social skills development. If he is constantly congested, you might want to have him seen by an ENT, just to check his tonsils and adenoids. If these are enlarged, they can cause sleep disturbance, which can have negative impact on his development. Most important, keep playing with your child and avoid too much TV/video/tablet time. Good luck to you. devped14View Thread
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