Hello everyone, I havent been on in awhile to post about my 3 year old. He has recently started in the public preschool and has been going to speech and Occupational Therapist (OT) once a week reguarly now. However I still seem confused and yes still frustrated. Everyone and I mean everyone says to wait and see, or they are just not sure..that kind of thing. People keep telling me to relax, but I don't know about everyone else, but I am finding that very difficult. I am naturally a worrier I have been told and also people say that because I am also a special needs aide that probably causes me to worry so much about my son. I know that all probably has something to do with- it and also the fact that my son for the most part seems pretty "mild" I guess you could say. Anyways now I have been hearing alot from people that are working with- him that he has sensory issues which I am aware of. For example, he likes to throw toys and things, not out of anger but in play. He used to be really bad about this when he was 2 but has greatly improved although he still does it sometimes. He also tip toes, likes to jump on trampolene, jump off furniture like he's a frog, that sort of stuff. I work with- children who have autism and asperger's but like I've said before my son just doesnt seem to fit there. He does have good eye contact, he's very loving, he loves being around other children. I guess my worries are the sensory stuff, he also echoes speech. He doesnt do it all the time, he does have original speech but there is still echoing going on. His speech therapist says it decreases everytime she sees him. She said that he is learning so much language right now that he is processing it and once he's figured it all out, I will start to see less and less of the echoing. I asked her and the Occupational Therapist (OT) today if they had an opinion about if I should be concerned over autism and they said it seemed like more of a sensory problem and that time would tell, basically what I hear alot. I also had to put him in bed early tonight because he hit his little brother with- his spiderman. He didnt do it on purpose, its like the throwing thing, he does it like he's playing and doesnt realize it will hurt. My husband and I have been telling him alot lately to not whip his security blanket at his brother, and not to hit his brother with- toys and that sort of thing, but he ends up doing it again and again. I know he doesnt do it to be mean, he's just not that way, again its like he's playing and doesnt realize it's going to hurt someone. He does seem to feel badly but I wonder if it's because he knows that he's in trouble. He has no problem with saying he's sorry. Has anyone else ran into these types of things? They say hes doing well in school but needs alot of help. He has motor problems which is why he is in Occupational Therapist (OT). He seems to need to build strength in his hands and legs. I have a nephew who is 21 and my sister told me that he also was in speech and Occupational Therapist (OT) for a couple of years when he was young so I dont know if these issues my son is having are hereditary and he will overcome them like my nephew or if I should be looking more into autism. One thing though, he is very verbal, always talking, but there is some echoing, some pronoun mistakes which have gotten much better but still have some difficulties. He also is now starting to ask where questions, but has not yet started with "why" ones. Sometimes he does talk about something out of the blue, something that I guess that wouldnt be considered relavent I guess. He also has trouble with open-ended questions. I dont get alot out of him for example when I ask him what he did at school today. Sorry for the long post, any advice and experiences would be so appreciated.