I mentioned that it can be linked to an ASD diagnosis and as DS8 is on the spectrum was it possible she 'could' be on the spectrum as well? (although obviously a totally different end to DS lol) anyway he said it wasn't possible as she is in grade 1 and a teacher would have picked it up, and the fact she doesn't have developmental delays. He said that a child has to have developmental delays to be on the spectrum. is this true?
Im not saying i want her to have ASD, in fact the thought that she 'might' be literally breaks my heart and makes me sick BUT if there are other issues i want to know about it.
She's had an assessment by an Occupational therapist (early last year and again 6 months ago) she is below age expectation in her muscle tone, fine motor skills, in balance skills/gross motor skills, mild delay in visual motor skills and with her hand strength she has reduced hand strength/tone due to laxity in the fingers/hands - affects pencil grasp. The report goes on to say that she had improved in her development skills but she is still having issues with the motor skills and coping abilities.
Should i push for a ASD assessment of just surrender to the fact that the doctor thinks i am a nut job and all that's wrong it DD is she's a 'picky eater' and she's just a stubborn brat?
I just wanna add as well, she's shy, doesn't give eye contact, she plays by herself, she's very much a 'baby', cry's when you tell her no or growl, half the time you forget she's even in the house she's so quiet, she can't stand tags on her clothes, she scraches her legs when she is stressed, she has eating issues (which as last post is effecting her bowels working properly), she very quiet, i don't think she's every told me she loves me, she hates being touched, HATES loud noises, crys when there are fireworks, covers her ears when loud cars/trucks go past, covers her ears when there is someone threatens to bust a balloon, gets visibly upset when someone has party poppers, she's petrified of clowns for no obvious reason, she sleeps on top of her blankets instead of under them as she doesn't want to mess her bed. . . . the list goes on. . . .
She has similar trats to DS but mostly they are very very different. I have had a friend tell me that she is very much like DS but i have for the most part ignored it but more and more these last few weeks am i 'looking' at it as a possibility. I just don't know what to do anymore . . . .with any of it
Any advise? Thanks in advance
Edited by undecided2011, 10 May 2012 - 08:18 PM.