noticing bodily fuctions/ developmental disibility
06/27/2011 at 19:45 PM

I have a child who will be 4 years old in 2 short months. He has been diagnosed with a global developmental delay. He is pretty delayed in each area. He doesn't seem to notice most of his bodily functions.

When he needs to poop he doesn't understand that he's is even going. So as soon as he feels the discomfort in his diaper he takes it off...meaning as soon as he begins his BM he takes off his diaper, so he does not notice he is having a BM and continues to go on with whatever he is doing pooping everywhere, toy box, floor, rubbing against the wall, curtains...you get the point. This can easily happen while I am brushing my teeth. After he has his huge accident I tell him what he has done explain to him everything and he replies "ray ray go pee."

Of course I tell him 'you pooped' but he doesn't seem to understand there is even a difference. he just replies with something out of the blue like "blues clues" or " let's go to chuck e cheese". ...okay so this is not getting through to him. he sits on the potty no problem and tells himself to pee or poop and grunts and everything trying so hard he wants to but he doesn't - he can't. Does anyone out there have this problem? Is there anything I can do?

I appreciate ANY reply unless of course it is obviously offensive.