My 2 years 6 months Son has been diagnosed with Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder with the CARS 2 ST Score of 31 by Child psychiatrist in Velammal Medical Hospital Madurai. So Pediatrician Neurologist advised my son to take Occupational and Speech Therapy to improve his age appropriate skiils. Currently we are located at Madurai Tamil Nadu and my son going to Play group from last October.In home we speak sourashtra to communicate and in School they speak in Tamil. Should we provide the ST in Tamil or our mother toungue in Sourashtra?
Kindly provide your valuable suggestion and is it good to join him in near by therapy center for daily ST/OT sessions or weekly two/three times is enough.
My Son strengths and weakness are below --------------------------------------------------------- 1. He can respond to the name (But not adequate when some strangers calls) 2. He can watch the eyes when we talk to him. 3. He can walk/run/climb 4. He can say alphabets,Numbers and few colors,animals,veg (not fluently though) as he used to learn with the flash cards. 5. He is not either pointing or leading to his desired items. He may help himself if accessible by him. 6. Unable to indicate or communicate when he feels for urinate or toilet. But when we direct from hall to go bathroom for urine he will go that place and pass urine. 7. He can sit in one place for long time and enjoy the name borad/Puzzle activities. Not much hypo/hyper.. 8. In Play school teachers says he sometime mingle with his age peers. But we are yet to witness it. 9. Not sensitive to Mixy or pressure cooker sound but if there is a huge Horn noise sometime he may get disturb and cry. But he can be consoled. 10. Able to show his body parts (not all of them) 1 1. He loves Hide and seek or peek a boo and bubbles blower games.. 12. He sleeps peacefully anytime. 13. He is not picky eater and he can eat all type of foods as still we are feeding him. But he will touch and eat the solid foods but does not like to touch and eat mashed items. 14. From 1 years to 2 years he watched excess of Mobile and TV specially Chu Chu TV and kanmani rhymes but he don't mimic when playing. He will be interestingly watching those when played. But we completely stopped for last 5 months but he also don't force us to put those. 15. He will be calm when we take him out like temple, marriage functions or any crowded places. 16. He does not follow simple instruction like get his pampers or get the ball etc. 17. does not mingle with other easily would want to play alone most of the times. 18. Does not enjoy the new places. 19. Don't call amma or appa. He use his own language or sound