Twin Speech delay in one or autism?

Corina - posted on 03/16/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have 3yr old twin girls. One is excelling in every area and the other still cannot talk. She has been going to a speech pathologist for close to 4 months and they have advised me that she may have autism. we have been doing all the necessary appointments to get a proper assessment. I am still not convinced that this is her problem. I have heard of twins being quite different and catching up by school age and am hoping this is the case. She is very sharing and loveable although she can throw some very bad tantrums (throwing her head back severely) if she is stopped from doing something she wants to do. Has anyone else had a similar situation and what was the outcome?

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Corina - posted on 03/29/2016

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Thankyou Sarah for your thoughts, The girls are fraternal and the smaller one is the one doing really well. The talker reached her milestones at the average times but seems miles ahead of other kids her age when it comes to adult conversations. She does always answer the questions when I ask the non-talker. She seems to have sound around her words but not the words.

Sarah - posted on 03/16/2016

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This makes me crazy, the speech therapist is not qualified to diagnose your child and at 3 it is still hard to tell for sure if a child in ASD. Are the girls identical or fraternal twins. Was one smaller at birth? Did the talker reach other milestones earlier as well? twin speech is unique territory, especially if one talks really well, she will speak for both of them

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