DS is 3yo. We have no formal diagnosis. After a totally awful experience with a dev ped, I decided to take a little break from thinking about it for a while and just enjoy my child.
I've really just been doing a lot of reflecting on how to help him with what I know and we've also had a really run of good weeks with DS. Months, actually, now that I think about it. It has been about six months since we moved, so we were hoping that we had just finally adjusted and hit a baseline and could just manage.
Well, the last few weeks, he's gone really downhill again. DH wants to go the anxiety route and see a child psychologist first, and while I agree that anxiety is definitely an issue, he has sensory reactions to anxiety. He has difficulty sleeping, he chews on everything, he walks in a circle on his toes, he has terrible melting down tantrums, stops talking normally, etc. etc.
I'm also not really sure how to judge his social behavior either. He's made some big strides lately, ie actually talking to people, but he's just so....weird
. I don't know how to know what's typical 3yo quirkiness, and what's off. I haven't had much luck finding kids his own age for him to play with, and watching him play with 6 and 7yo doesn't really help.
Anywho, I'm looking into an OT eval now. I'm doing okay managing him, but I still feel like he could be coping better.