Jersey Shore's JWoww Reveals Son Greyson Has Been Diagnosed With Autism
After revealing that her two-year-old son Greyson has been struggling with his speech development, Jenni 'JWoww' Farley has opened up about his recentautism diagnosis.
Speaking to Hollywood Life, the Jersey Shore star said the diagnosis came after concerns that her son still wasn't speaking at the age of two.
“Greyson, he was recently diagnosed with autism,” she told the website, adding, “He's non-verbal,” though she maintained that there was “positive, positive” development.
“He has co-therapies [every] week but we’re going to step it up a notch soon and get him ABA treatments, speech therapy,” she continued.
“He’s made leaps and bounds when it comes to speech,” she said, adding that her son with Roger Mathews has trouble with understanding words.
“He’s understanding words better which was his issue. Not that he couldn’t speak, but he would never know what his shoe is or if you said, ‘Greyson,’ he actually didn’t even know his name at one point until he was a little over 2,” she explained. “So now that he’s understanding simple words, he’s come so far.”
“It was like I was speaking another language to him. That was the frustrating part because it didn’t fill in. He didn’t understand what you were saying.”
She went on to say that while it's hard to watch other kids develop at a normal pace, she insisted that Greyson is still "living his best life" -- though, like most siblings, she has trouble with making Greyson and 4-year-old daughter Meilani getting along.
“It’s just a challenge and it’s getting him to hang in with Meilani which is the biggest challenge,” JWoww explained. “Whenever you have two kids that are on two different wavelengths, it’s always amusing, but Meilani still thinks she’s an only child which is also an issue.”