My daughter is 2 1/2 & im worried about her having autism

Lizeth - posted on 09/16/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies! I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. Im currently concerned if she might have autism. 2 programs have comed to my home to ask me questions about her development (motor skills, social, & speech.) they only asked questions but did not actually have any sort of evaluation done with my baby. They only did the questions like about 45 questions. She passed them all with good scores. The things that concern me is: 1: she does not always give me eye contact and does not stay looking at me. She quickly just looks at me. 2: she doesnt always answer when ask her something. 3: hyper 4:too many tantrums a day 5: has no fear. 5: doesnt pay attention. 6: sings all the time ...She does have a lot of good things like 1: she loves other kids and plays with them. 2: she is not picky with food 3: she likes being around us 5: she plays with us hide and go seek and looks for us. 6: she loves when i read books to her. She doesnt really socialize with people she does not know. But im concerned about the other things. Her speech is at 100 words right now. Tbh i was also thinking it might be adhd but doctor said she was too young to diagnose. . I would really appreciate any answers please.

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Ev - posted on 09/17/2016

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{{1: she does not always give me eye contact and does not stay looking at me. She quickly just looks at me.}}~~~~~It is common for a child this age not to give eye contact all the time and to look away from you.

{2: she doesnt always answer when ask her something}-----It is typical for a child even older not to answer when they are asked things. I is the way kids are. There is nothing wrong with her.

{3: hyper)-----Most kids this age are hyper or have lots of energy. You can not expect her to sit still or be quiet all the time.

{ 4:too many tantrums a day}-----Common for them to have fits at this age. They do not have the vocabulary to express their wants and needs a lot of the time and so they use this as one way to convey those things, also if they do not get their way in things they have fits to try their parents, and also it does no mean there is something wrong with her.
{ 5: has no fear.}-----Very common to be fearless. They do not understand dangers yet at his age.

{ 5: doesnt pay attention.}-----Common again--attention spans run very short unless there is something that does get their attention.

{ 6: sings all the time ...}-----It is common for her to sing while she is playing by herself. As was said it is good practice and she is using her imagination.

{She does have a lot of good things like 1: she loves other kids and plays with them. 2: she is not picky with food 3: she likes being around us 5: she plays with us hide and go seek and looks for us. 6: she loves when i read books to her.}-----These things are also typical of her age group.

{ She doesnt really socialize with people she does not know.}-----This is also common of most kids her age. When they do not know people they do not want to be around them until they get used to them.

{ But im concerned about the other things. Her speech is at 100 words right now. Tbh i was also thinking it might be adhd but doctor said she was too young to diagnose. .}-----That is quite a few words for a two year old. And she is too young to be diagnosed with ADHD, ADD or even Autism. I think you need to quit finding things to have her diagnosed for and focusing them. Just enjoy the girl and the time she is little because it goes too quickly.

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2016

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Sounds like a normal 2 yr old. Welcome to toddlerhood, 3's are worse.

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2016

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She sounds very typical. Not maintaining eye contact, or not answering is not abnormal for her age. Lots of kids talk to themselves or sing, they like to hear their voice and it is practice. Being active, fearless and tantrums? All typical 2 year old behavior.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/17/2016

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totally normal behaviour on all counts. I agree with Ev, you need to quit focusing on what MIGHT occur, and move forward

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