ok...So he was looked at by three different specialists. and they all agree his does not fall on the spectrum of autism HOWEVER they all feel he does have an anxiety disorder...they gave me numbers of child psychologists...and also said they are positive he has selective mutism...which when they explained what that is it does answer the questions as to why he can talk at home...sometimes he is hard to understand...but that could be the fluid in his ears...but he is more talkative at home....but on new social situations like his prechool where he has gone for over 6 months and hasn't said one word....and today at the eval the only word he uttered was none other than horse..lolololololol.....he would look at me and smile real big with a toy in his hand but he said nothing....and she said the lining up of toys all the time and the fascinations with lines could be his way of feeling more organized and in control ....she said his mind is VERY mechanical.lol..he wants to take they toys apart to see how they work instead of play with them. she said he did things with the toys today that she cant remember any other kid doing..lolol..but she said that his understanding of what is being said to him is way above age level....his expressive abilities are severely lacking though...like she laid out 4 cards and asked him where so and so was and he got it every time...then she laid one card out at a time and asked him Silas what do we use an umbrella for...and he made a fist and held it above his head and waved it around...LOL...but would not/could not say to keep the rain off..lol..and he has ALLOT of trouble with abstract questions/thinking..like "Silas what do you do when your thirsty" or "Silas what did you do at school today" i aske him every time he gets off the bus and he can never answer me......she said there are allot of areas of development that he is really lacking in. but there are some areas he is above age level...that was FANTASTIC news..i am used to hearing below age level..lol...she said that he talks to you with his eyes...she was playing around and joking and he let you know he knew not with words but with his eyes..LOL....so i guess that's it for now...now i have to see if i can find a good psychologist in the area.thanks for listening!
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