I need help....
This is about my 3 year old, born 12-10-99.
Ok, first of all, he will not talk....ok he will talk to repeat something I am saying, he can repeat pretty much anything, but he will not use language to interact with people....I have never heard him use a 3 word sentence...he also has some other strange habits...he will sit on the couch and rock and hum to himself for an hour at a time. He loves to play on the computer, and he has a few games here (a blues clues ABC one and a few of the jumpstart ones) I had not really started trying to teach the ABC's or anything to him, because I was concentrating on just getting him to talk! I have two other children also (a 4 year old and a 11 month old) and a deployed husband...so I am probably guilty of not giving him as much attention as he needs at times, because he is so laid back and my other two are very demanding.
So sitting back here on my computer he taught himself his letters...he has been able to since a little before his third birthday, point out any letter I ask him too (both upper and lower case) and say what letter it is if I point to it....same with numbers, plus he can count to 50. Just over the past week he has started reading, 3-4 letter words....between 20-30 he can point out and say what they are....he learned all this back here by himself on the computer...he does know shapes and colors too.
But there is something wrong, he should be talking, he shouldn't want to be alone all the time. He will not play with his older brother, he usually will not play with me....If you ask him to do something he just looks at you...ask him how old he is and he won't tell you, he won't even say what his name is if asked. He has had his hearing checked.
I am not getting much help. I took him to the doctor and explained my concerns and he refered me to an EI place on post. They won't help me because we live off post, and they refered us to our county school system. He went to a "screening" and they want to just send him to headstart, which is mainly a low income (we make a tad too much to qualify, but they say he has a speech delay....which I don't know that he does he CAN say the words...something else is wrong) preschool. I don't think this is what is best for him.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong, or where to go for help? He is so hard to deal with at times, he will not stop doing things if I ask him too, and he is constantly doing things he knows are wrong....just today he got my broom out while I was cooking dinner and used it to knock everything off of the top of my TV stand....
ANy thoughts would be greatly appreciated, I am trying to get help for him, but don't really know where to go!
Also I want to add that these behaviors where there before my husband left, so I don't think it is related to that.