Resources for understanding Fear on the ASD/Autism Spectrum
November 29, 2011 10:37 AM Subscribe
Looking for resources for understanding low-level (or is that high-functioning?) spectrum disorders related to children/toddlers.
posted by cavalier to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to understand why my son is being recommended for testing due to being afraid of various items. That's the only reason I've been given -- he is a few months from 3 years old and two teachers who have had him for half days have stated he has unusual fears to certain objects or occasionally situations and that I should get that evaluated.
I'm perfectly fine with the evaluating and resources for overcoming the fears, etcetera, I'm just at a loss trying to discern where fear of objects falls in terms of a developmental disorder.
He has exhibited fear of: Sand (Beach), and the rare item or toy. Toys have not had the same shape or composition or style, just say 1 in 50 or 1 in 75 have produced anxiety and he backs away asking to be held or comforted.
I've been told his verbal communication is spectacular and his social peering/facial relations are all great. We know of no repetitive behaviors that last for any particular length of time. I'm googling a bunch and I can't seem to find what else represents "spectrum disorders."