Please help - worried and need insight.

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Please help - worried and need insight.
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Sun, 01-20-2008 - 1:57am

Hi everyone. I have been lurking here for a week or so reading your helpful posts. I have a question regarding my DD.


First off, she has an appointment for Preschool Screening on the 30th at the encouragement of her preschool teacher (she is 3.5 and goes to 3k 6 hours per week). Their primary concern is that she will not speak in class, usually does not socialize with other children and

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Sun, 01-20-2008 - 7:58am

I don't think you're overreacting at all. I see a lot of similarities to my daughter (10yr - Aspie). The biggest ones being problems with transition, blank stares (dd does this to her teachers sometimes)and the tantrums... Oh my the tantrums... We have had major problems with them ever since the day she was born honestly. She would scream so much as a baby and then as she got older, they were all out fits on the floor. Was a nightmare for so long. The arguing with me and my husband have also been a big problem. I'm happy to say that these things have improved though but of course we still have the stray problem now and then.

I don't know any of this for sure but I would think the preschool screening might be able to point you in the right direction but I wouldn't rely on it. I would probably ask for a referral from your doctor.

I know what you mean about the guilt of not looking into things sooner. I sometimes feel that too. I've known for so long that something wasn't right but the teachers told me she would grow out of it because it was just "immaturity". They were wrong. But don't feel guilty. You're right on target and are being proactive about your concerns. That's a great thing. Haley wasn't diagnosed until she was 8. ;)

*hugs*




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Sun, 01-20-2008 - 8:39am

You hit on enough concerns in your list, that I would be concerned too.

                                

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Sun, 01-20-2008 - 3:04pm

I agree with the others...you're definitely not overreacting.

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Mon, 01-21-2008 - 1:56pm

I don't think you are overreacting either, and you should trust your gut feeling. I would go with preschool screening, and in parallel, I would also pursue a diagnosis with a developmental pediatrician or a pediatric psychologist/neuropsychologist. A formal diagnosis really helps to get services through your public school system. My DS was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in November, and they would not consider any SpEd services before the diagnosis. Now that he has one, they are now cooperating with us to assess him for more speech and occupational therapies.

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Mon, 01-21-2008 - 2:23pm

Thank you all so much for your input. I have a call in to our fam physician. I hope to get some answers so I can help her the best I can.


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Thu, 02-21-2008 - 11:18pm

i agree with other posters ..


you have brought up some red flags .


lining up toys , lot of comfort in sameness ( assigning toys to specific people ) putting things in mouth

thanks for posting that ..its lovely espcially the end part