I can't explain much as speach isn't a problem for my DD (she talks constantly!)
1. She used to make up her own words for different objects, continues using her own after corrections.
2.Speech is very monotone, she has a posh voice that sounds out of place.
Its mostly language and communication for her, have you looked at the NAtional Autistic Society website? It helped me a lot when we were going through diagnosis but she was 5 when diagnosed, if she's not 3 yet things will be different really.
How is she for other things? Potty training? Took my DD til 4 and she still wears a nappy at night (she's 6) Weaning? Foods and textures can be a problem for a lot of ASD children. Walking? Most are a little behind their peers, DD was 19 months, drove me mad! Noises and smells? A lot have sensory issues too. Communication with you, eye contact? Things like that?
I'd have a look at the website, once i saw the traits all in one list it was easy for me to pick out and see what she did or didn't do, before that i thought she was just unique (which she is!) but i never saw it as a possible problem until i read the signs, i knew straight away.
Sorry i can't really help Wobbles but if you check out that website or one similar, i'm sure you'll have an idea once you've read it. Mum's know! Good luck hun and can i just add, for all the things my LO has trouble with or that causes problems for us, she is absolutely amazing! Top of her class! Needs extra help with some things but don't we all need a bit of help sometimes! I thought it was the end of the world when she was diagnosed, in fact i wrote words to that effect on here at the time but it wasn't, it was the beginning! xx
Its hard to say, a normally developing 2 year old can behave the same way but there are a few red flags that suggest some more testing.
Lining up, both my 2 year old dd(normally developing) and 3 year old son (autistic) do this. Speech is definatley a big one, there are a lot of variations in speech issues. My son has a monotone and takes everything literally. He was a late walker at 19m. Potty training was actually really easy as he had an obsession with the toilet and with washing his handshe was completely trained by 2. He has a flap he does when running and he does a strange thing with his hands, kind of splays his fingers, hard to describe. His sensory issue is mainly to do with smells and with being clean. He is obsessed currently with dishwasher soap!
I would get a referral to a developmental pediatrician Hope you get answers
I've been saying to my mum I just have a feeling. My gutt is telling me something that I can't even put to words because I don't know what it is if there is anything and spotted this thread so thought it was worth asking you mums x
Maybe I'm being silly. I'm not sure if it's this, something else or nothing at all. Just comes from a gutt feeling like I say one im not putting my finger on.
Some bits about Megan and some not because I think they are a problem but because you ladies have mentioned it (sleep, smells, toilet training).
Megan's speech is very behind she doesn't say a lot of words and her sentences very mumbled. Caitlin oddly can translate her.
Potty training a nightmare she started ok all of a sudden had an obsession to go get off wash hands dry hands back on toilet ... Over an over again then when out of the bathroom would wet. I only mention this because one of you ladies mentioned toileting? Come to think of it If I leave a hand wash out there won't be much left if she spots it.
Doesn't like eye contact.
Lovely on her own settled but with her sister always fighting. Wants everything she's got.
Can't sit still. When she realises she is she goes into what ive called a mad Megan mode but now I see more an more how she can't sit and count to when she realises she is.
Disruptive. Example her and Caitlin are playing lovely in different rooms then she realises it is peaceful and will run in smack/hurt/ take a toy from her sister and run out.
Wobbles, I hear you on the hand soap! Ruaridh wont leave the stuff alone, and those alcohol soaps you get in hospitals/doctors offices Is she big on routines? My son sleeps really well too, as long as he keeps his bedtime exact lol! Your gut is usually right hun, definately worth getting her seen as there's so many different therapies availible to help them develop
Ok I just read up on a site some of my points don't seem to relate but I related to these:
Cuddles and effection impossible for a long period, she gets there now ... Just! Bedtime mainly always needs a kiss and cuddle (like her sister).
She does get frustrated when we don't understand what she is saying/wanting.
I just read about repetitive body movements ... One tip toes. Always does this randomly.*
Mummy3 she loves the alcohol gel. I don't know if that's because we use it often though.
She loves her bed and if out of routine the whole house is chaos. Day naps if she doesn't have them the days out most times I was only saying other day she needs it. She says no but she does toddle up and a much more relaxed child after.
I thought original behavorial problems just like I say caught the thread and was worth a consideration or ruling out because I just don't know if it's me and I've been scared to ask no idea why!
No fear to dangerous situations. I tell everyone this. I'm paranoid she's no fear of walking out this house, into roads, jumping off things. She's nearly 3 still in a stroller and a baby gate on her door.
The thing is, autism has many different issues, and if you have one, two, or even three things that could be on that list, it has to be 'severe' enough, and it has to be four or more (I believe). Speech, SOCIALIAZTION (huge), repititive behaviour, there's another I am missing there...someone help me out... You have to have all of these with at least two or three of EACH category ticked off. So, if you see one, maybe two things, your child could still fall within normal range. I hope that makes sense.
I dont know if they use that here (UK) Thats probably why diagnosis takes so long. My son does not do alot of the typical traits but there is no denying he has autism (its obvious when you know). xx Here when you have the ADOS test they test speech/language... cognitive skills, back ground history.
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