You say his speech is behind...<br />
Does he hit himself out of frustration, because he cannot get what he is saying across in the way he wishes to?<br />
Maybe try and understand him better.<br />
Instead of just saying no...<br />
Get down to his level, talk to him...explain to him, give him a hug...and make sure there is plenty of eye contact.<br />
Sometimes we get so busy we forget to focus...and instead of talking to them, we talk through them.<br />
Hitting is an attention getter...<br />
There is something behind it all.
I work with children and if I saw these symptoms in one of my students I would definitely recommend that the parents have their child tested. Violence due to frustration, as well as the speech delay, can be signs of Autism or sensory disorders. It could also be something as simple as being highly sensitive and requiring specific parenting techniques. Either way, the younger than the issue is pinpointed and gets worked on the better chance your child will have to fully function in a preschool/school environment down the road.
yea.......if you want to cause my grandma got me tested cause she told my doctor i never stay focus adn stay on subject lol but yea its up to
You didn't say whether the other two children are older. Head-banging, self-biting and scary stuff like that happens sometimes and it goes away but if not, then I would have him checked. I mean, he could be just wanting attention or it could be as bad as autism - you don't know. Definitely have him checked and good luck!!
I would advise that you speak to a doctor or other child development specialist.