Alfie is a lovely, kind, caring and gentle little boy. At around 18 months of age we grew concerned as he did not speak other than baby babble and we noticed that he played with his toys differently. He refused almost all foods and hated busy, noisy or loud places or being strapped into high chairs or car seats.
Alfie is a very anxious and nervous little boy who tries his best to join in with his peers but find things very difficult. His fears are varied and extensive such as windy or wet weather and he will often refuse to leave the house or his bedroom at all. He struggles with environments that children his age would normally love such as playgrounds or soft play centres as he gets overwhelmed easily. Alfie had really struggled to settle into school and often stays inside when the other children are playing outside as he is too anxious to join them. Alfie is very brave and will try his absolute best and push himself even when he is afraid of something. Alfie also struggles with attention control and often hurts himself as he is very boisterous and finds it challenging to sit/keep still.
The one thing that really makes Alfie light up is vehicles, he loves vehicles of all types particularly construction vehicles but is also fascinated with cars, trains, trucks and emergency vehicles. He doesn't really play with other toys but will play for hours in his own little world with his cars and trucks and we often have to stop when driving past building sites to look at the vehicles, which he knows all of the names of and what they do.
Alfie also loves to get 'cosy' he always sits with a blanket over or around him at home and will tell me he wants to go home and get cosy when he is feeling overwhelmed. This is where he feels safe and can relax and process everything he has experienced as he finds simply coping with nursery or a trip out absolutely exhausting.