Hi everyone, I was hoping I could run something by you and see if you think I should follow any of this up?
My youngest daughter is a very happy child who is doing average to just above average at school, she has just turned six and is in grade one.
She has a history of ear/hearing problems (many sets of grommets) but at present we seem to have this under control.
She is a very watchful child in as much if I ever loose something I know she will know where it is. Friends wise she has one close friends but tends to stand back and watch rather than participate.
Here are the things that are niggling at me.
Physically she has a really dodgy gait. It is really quite wobbly and she falls over a lot. When she runs she sort of throws her legs around. Hard to explain
If you ask her to do a list of things she becomes confused and cannot remember them.
Today I placed some biscuits for her on the post of the gate. She was standing about 1 metre from the gate, and I told her there were biscuits for her on the gate and pointed at them. She couldn't find the gate. Even though I was pointing she was looking all around. Eventually 3-4 minutes later she spotted them. This is not an unusual occurrence.
If I speak quickly she gets confused with what I have said. She often confuses what I have told her, with what day it is actually going to happen.
The teacher told her the other day to come to my table. And so she went to her own table, because the teacher didn't say come to my desk.
She often says silly things in a conversation. This is hard to explain, because I know she is young, but they are not silly as in hahaha, they are silly as in, out there odd not pertaining to the conversation at all. iykwim
She is very eager to please, so it is not through naughtiness or laziness that any of this is happening.
Her eldest sister has ASD, but she does not present with any of the meltdowns or extreme anxiety that her sister does. She sleeps well, and does not show any sensory issues either. Her sister is only newly diagnosed so I am not sure if this could be a different presentation or something totally different, or if I am totally over reacting all together.
ETA - Since typing this I have been thinking a lot about it, and I wonder if she is not hearing properly. Apart from the wonky gait, it would sort of explain most of it.
This post has been edited by hoofbeats: 16/04/2012, 10:53 AM