2.5 yr old daughter with developmental delay

San - posted on 04/20/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi there, I have a 2.5 year old daughter with developmental delay. She walks, runs and physically very active. But she doesn't respond to her name, speaks only couple of words, doesn't maintain eye contact or plays with kids of her own age. I would like to know more about the early Intervention program in VA. Please Help !

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San - posted on 04/20/2016

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Thanks so much for the reply. she has been with her grandmother from the last 6 months and joined us recently. she doesn't follow directions but if I make her sit in the lap while I talk, she notices the lip movements. Tomorrow we are taking her to the pediatrician. she can point to few things. But she can't ask if she is hungry or thirsty. she often dances and plays with her own shadow

Dove - posted on 04/20/2016

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And yes... everything you mention could be normal depending on the child, but if you are concerned it's better to find out for sure. Doesn't hurt and Easter Seals is free.

Dove - posted on 04/20/2016

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Ask your doctor to get you a referral. The first step would be a hearing test and then an evaluation by Easter Seals. Well, I don't know the exact process in VA, but I'm pretty sure that's the basic deal throughout the US.

Depending on the results of the evaluation would determine what services she might qualify for... or what additional testing they suggest.

As far as I know Easter Seals only does evaluations/services (but they would know where to go for additional help after 3) for 0-3, so get on it as soon as possible.

Ev - posted on 04/20/2016

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Does she follow your directions when you ask her to do things? Does she react to you when you speak otherwise? Have you had her hearing checked? I would not go saying your child has an exact delay until you got them evaluated. I would ask her doctor to refer her to a specialist first. I see a lot of others post on here they think their child has some sort of delay of any kind. They explain how the child is, what they do, how they act/react to things. Most times to us who do reply, those kids are pretty well normal. At 2.5 to 3 years of age, kids are going to start to show more independent nature. Some kids do not talk alot but that does not meant they have a delay. Some kids do not make eye contact but are fine. Some do not care to play with kids much. It just depends on the child.

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