self talking

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Vaishnav77 2016-07-25 22:23:22


hai, madam ....

my son is 6 yrs old with high functioning pdd nos.we are working with him and he is improving gradually. But in school self taking is there due to which his attention in school is getting affected. How to reduce this habit in school?. Please give your valuable suggestions to control self talking...

aanchal 2016-07-30 22:55:41


Self-talking is not a problem in itself, but a manifestation of an underlying problem. There is no standard remedy for self-talking, as different children do this for different reasons
How much of TV does he watch? I have observed self-talking in children with high screen time. Also, does he have friends to play with everyday? Is he getting bullied anywhere? Is he exposed to domestic violence? Does he stammer/slur while he talks? Does self-talk make him excited or calm? Does he wet his bed at night?Any signs of nail biting? Self talking present randomly or in specific situations?

Vaishnav77 2016-08-02 05:55:28


He does nt watch tv..screen time is only during playing games in mobile & that too for a very short period. No he does nt have any friends to play with daily. He is not exposed to any domestic violence. Not in home but in school as far as to our knowledge no such incidents no stammering. Self talking he enjoys.. no bed nail biting. Self talking randomly but frequently. Pl give ur valuable suggestion to work on with.. Thank u..

aanchal 2016-08-02 07:28:35


I just realised that you have begun two threads of discussions. I will advise to write everything in one thread, so that I can get the picture in totality. 
I will need to see the reports first, that will save time. Please email ASAP

MayLaksh 2017-11-02 13:07:09


 Hi Anchal,
My son 5 year old , he also does self talking ,....He does all types of pranks at pre- school , snatching pencil , paper ,from  his freinds ,and Does not listen to teachers at times. ( most of the time same complaints)
Sometimes when we force him to tell something correctly he will put his 2 fingers in mouth and then after a while he tells or talks properly.But this was kind of a behavior just a month back ...Gradually eating finger stopped .Very rarely he does nowadays.Self talking is still there.He does nt respond when he is in Play ground and does not have habit of mingling with other kids of his age .at the same time he plays with a little smaller kids of  just an year less  , in  See-Saw or Monkey cross .
But Any games including give and take (like pakda -pakdi ,cricket) , hardly I could see him playing.rarely plays with his papa

Behavior :- Language Control is less.Means He can talk all .But can not respond with good speed.Suppose if any other kid talks with good speed or more fluently , my son will go and hit or attack him from back and torture or irritate them.Thats why he cant mingle

Learning:- Less focus , but takes all instructions.
Wrtes  numbers(1 to 100) letters (A to Z) soeme 3 letter words..But he doesnt like small letters.Very slowly we are making him learn those..

But he doesnt initiate talking much .
He would talk about topics of his interested  and he initiates talking if its a topic of his interest

Allmost for 4  years he was at creche.Later I worked from home and But still I had to take the help of cartoons like (rusiian -masha and the bear), non indian languages

We visited 3 doctrs , 2 of them said, he is hyperactive /but  he has eye contact , but we parents need  to talk much (Both of us are working)
3rd doc suspected if its ADHD or ASD or behaviour  issue

Not sure what is this
Please suggest ......


aanchal 2017-11-07 09:32:15


Hi, send me his clinical assessments at

Lack of speech stimulation (which is very common at creche and day care) can lead to hyperactive/impulsive behavior. If both of you are working, and speech stimulation is not possible from your side, then there is very little that can be done. Speech therapy works only if the child is given speech challenges at home too. A warm interaction is a must to support any clinical work. Figure out a good support system before you go for any other clinical route.

Reading books to the child is one of the best ways to release the need and it helps a lot in parent-child bonding too.


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