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Not Really Sure How To Approach The Situation With My 4.5 Year Old ASD And His Younger Brother 2y 3m

Not Really Sure How To Approach The Situation With My 4.5 Year Old ASD And His Younger Brother 2y 3m

My 4.5 yr old son was diagnosed ASD at 2yr old. I have a younger son 2y 3m. They enjoy each other all the time and are constantly around eachother. I believe my 2 yr old has led my oldest to be more social and now my oldest with ASD gives kisses and hugs and they just run around after eachother for hours and laugh and have a blast. Recently the last couple weeks since my oldests school program has ended since it is summer his behaviors have been getting out of control and barely sleeps anymore… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

It's the lack of routine and structure that he receives in school. Maybe do a homeschooling thing during the summer with him. You can find all kinds of neat videos on YouTube with songs to teach ABC's, counting to 100, the days of the week and months of the year - all things he would learn in public school and his program. Set it up so it is structured like school - he needs that and thrives on it. It's why he's becoming more aggressive, he knows he's off, but doesn't know how to stop himself because he isn't used to the freedom. Even Elizabeth at 17 years old, isn't a huge fan of summer, because she likes the routine, the challenges of her studies and the structure she has at school.
The neat thing about doing this, is that his little brother could dance with him during the videos and learn as well. I did homeschooling for five years with our girls and my youngest is five years younger than her sister. A lot of the videos are upbeat and the boys can dance and jump around - it's exercise AND they learn at the same time. I hope this helps some.

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