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I am trying to understand the problem of my 2 year daughter. We have seen a number of doctors since past one month but unfortunately haven€™t got any proper diagnosis for her. Some of them say she is in ASD spectrum.
As per our understanding, kids with ASD spectrum must have stereotypical/repetitive/stimming behaviors which she rarely does, hence, we would like to request you if from your experience with ASD kids, could you please confirm her working diagnosis (if she is in ASD spectrum or she has only language disorder with behaviors inhibition/phobia
Major area of problem:
No verbal language: does not speak any meaning full word at 2 year, no expressive language but receptive language ok
impaired Non-verbal language: Does not point from index finger, prefer hand leading, only recently started gestures (hello, bye, clapping etc)
she is social at home (play ringa ringa, peek a boo, hide and seek etc) however, in social situations she is different person.
Very fearful in social/new situations
She does not like to greet/see any stranger, cry inconsolably if any stranger try to touch her/say hello or try to communicate with her anyways.
Anxious in new places/people/situations
Does not like if we talk to strangers or any stranger visit our house
Phobia of narrow places
Phobia of torch/laser light
With careful observation we realized that it is not social deficit however, she does not like to play because of fear. However, once she is settled she starts playing with other kinds/adults (she took an almost a month in day care center to start playing with others). However, now also, she plays with one kid and caregiver.
Toe walking almost all time ever since she learned walking
Very clingy with family members especially mother.
Some restricted interests and sometimes line-up objects however not obsessive toward them. If we distract her, she stops that activity easily. Likes going to only a one particular swing out of 10 in a park nearby. Wants to watch/listen only one type of cartoon poems.
Not easy going since birth, Irritated very easily
She started social smile when she was three months old. Now also she exchanges smiles with her parents and grandparents and some known people (2-3).
She invites us , her grandparents, our maid to play with her (games like ringa ringa rosie). Enjoy hide and seek/ peek aboo games.
Normal eye contact with family members
Eats almost every kind of food
Wears almost every kind of texture
Not afraid of sounds, noises, heights, water, speed, swings etc
No unnecessary body movements
Learns to play with toys appropriately
Receptive language seems ok and understand tone of voice also
She follow simple commands like, sit, stand, give me, eat, pass a toy
She has started imitating few actions since last fifteen days (finger plays)
She has started responding to her name (5 out of 10 calls)
No stereotypical behavior or stimming
No major hyper/hyposensitivity issue/ tantrums/metdowns
Recognize us very well and feel affectionate with us. Hugs family members. Has stranger and separation anxiety.
No major sleep/GI issues
Looks at what we point to. Looks at us while doing some new activity like finger plays. Attract our attention.
Sorry for long post however, we would be highly thankful if anyone can provide their comments is she is in spectrum and the typical symptoms of ASD are not visible due to her small age or she is not is spectrum and has other issues.
I have done lot of evaluation for my 5 years son starting when he was 2.5 years. As per suggestion from Dr Nalini Menon from spastics I reached out to Vyedhi school but looks like they don't have free slot. Then I reached out to stepping stone center Karthik nagar as second option. Can some one give quick feedback on Stepping Stone. They are very expressive but if I get very good feedback then I would plan to go there.
I would request quick response. As I need to decide in next couple of days.
Also if some one can add me to WhatsApp group, I will be grateful. my number is 861990044
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