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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 03 May 2013, 9:53 am 

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He actually started responding more to his name the week after early intervention did his intake - wouldn't you know! However, he is still not perfect at responding to his name. His father has very strong ADD and I would bet a million dollars that he does too. So, it some ways he's like his older b...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 01 May 2013, 11:06 pm 

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I'm not sure I would interpret it as "ignoring you on purpose". When my boys didn't respond to their name, its was not that they were ignoring me or that they didn't know their names - its because their minds are engaged elsewhere (looking intently at something, thinking something in their heads et...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 01 May 2013, 9:16 pm 

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I don't know if you will find this interesting, but here is an article on cultural difference in face-face interaction. http://www.slate.com/blogs/how_babies_work/2013/04/30/cultural_differences_in_how_you_talk_and_look_at_your_baby.html Not all cultures value it as highly as ours, which makes me f...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 01 May 2013, 1:27 pm 

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I don't mind the interrogation at all - I love to talk about my boys :lol: My older son did babble on time. That is why they did not worry at his 1 year appointment when he wasn't talking. He looked the doctor right in the eye and "talked" (in jargon, not real words) for 5 straight minutes. He had ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 10:29 pm 

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Thanks for the responses, aligerous and ettina! aligerous -- wow, it sounds your son was very difficult as in infant. Did he want to interact with you at all? Was it eventually easy to bond with him? Thank you for the sympathetic comment, ha ha! The bonding thing was strange, it was partly similar ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 10:16 pm 

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Its hard to generalize...sometimes when he didn't respond to his name, you could just walk over and put a hand on his back to get him to look at you, sometimes you had to do something silly or in a funny voice to get his attention. Now that he's older, if I start calling him other names - funny thi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 9:36 pm 

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Its hard to generalize...sometimes when he didn't respond to his name, you could just walk over and put a hand on his back to get him to look at you, sometimes you had to do something silly or in a funny voice to get his attention. Now that he's older, if I start calling him other names - funny thi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 9:31 pm 

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Hmmm, I guess I would say that sounds like my sons, especially my older son. I also may have thought of him as "ignoring" me when he was young. Its only now that he is older and I can read him better that I have an idea of what is going on in his head - if he is "thinking" (his name for running sto...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 8:22 pm 

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I would definitely say it is too early to worry too much. Unless there are other red-flags, like stimming, most people would wait until 18 months to see how language came in. Having said that, I did put my younger son in early intervention at 9 months for that exact reason. At 9 months, a baby shou...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 8:19 pm 

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Not responding when name is called has multiple possible causes. I am probably repeating what other said but here we go. Here are the main categories I can think of: 1)Auditory issue---either hearing (which I believe you said was ruled out) and auditor processing which is how the brain processes wh...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 8:17 pm 

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What do you guys think, by the way -- should I be relieved that she's ignoring me on purpose or should I still be worried? I'm not sure I would interpret it as "ignoring you on purpose". When my boys didn't respond to their name, its was not that they were ignoring me or that they didn't know their...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 2:57 pm 

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What do you guys think, by the way -- should I be relieved that she's ignoring me on purpose or should I still be worried?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 2:56 pm 

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Thanks for the responses, aligerous and ettina! aligerous -- wow, it sounds your son was very difficult as in infant. Did he want to interact with you at all? Was it eventually easy to bond with him?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 8:33 pm 

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MMJMOM wrote:
DS#2 is completely different, granted he is only a few weeks old, he is very mellow and easy going.

Congratulations on the new addition!!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 7:51 pm 

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The thing is, this could be one of those "conversely..." things. My daughters never had a problem with eye contact, they reciprocated and responded to their names - yet they have ASCs. It could be that your child is demonstrating signs that could be autistic, but "aint necessarily so". There could ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What was your child like as an infant?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 7:45 pm 

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If it were me, it would help to have something to *do* during this waiting period. I would suggest that you start researching the Floortime methods for engaging infants and toddlers. Here's one book: Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think (A Me...
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