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    Default autism or something else ?

    So i have a few questions and would love to hear experiences or advice.


    She has had her hearing tested recently and it was fine.

    She struggles with interacting with her class mates.... she does not understand discipline and when she is disciplined she has no idea why it is happening. . (Why she has been sat out at lunch etc) she doesn't recall events like an hour later she will have no recollection of what she has done (her inappropriate behavior) and her behavior is becoming more "baby-ish"

    I would describe it like the process of someone with dementia.

    My dd 5 has the past year displayed symptoms of autism and adhd.

    Can someone please share their experiences with their child getting diagnosed with either or both.

    I also find my self qquestioning if it is that

    or something medically wrong..... or I could just be looking for something fixable



    Her understanding of words has got so bad that the principal though that English was her second language and she speaks another language at home.
    Reason is my dd has had a rapid decline the past couple of months in intellectually.

    Things like she use to understand she now doesn't know the meaning of simple words and is using them in the wrong context where Say last year she could use words properly and understood what as being said.

    Her knowledge of social surroundings and appropriateness to situations has also declined. She will purposely run in front of cars if we are walking near a road or car park (moving cars)

    She has become incredibly violent towards other children.

    She doesn't seem to be able to listen or uunderstand what you are saying.... even the most basic phrases or questions.



    Is this normal behavior for autistic children. . ?

    Is it normal for them to decline so noticeably so fast ?
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    I can't answer the questions but I would be seeing my gp for a referral to a paed or behavioural specialist. If there is such a decline in her knowledge/skills I would be getting onto it now and not waiting or trying to self diagnose. I hope you get some answers.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    She has seen a pediatrician and is being evaluated for autism next week.

    I was just hoping anyone that has experienced similar could share there experiences

    she saw the pediatrician 3 weeks ago an I feel she has just changed even since then

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    A decline like that is very scary...have they done some tests to check for anything viral that could be affecting her brain/motor skills? Can they run a brain scan to check for anything that could be changing blood flow or something?

    Good luck...keep going to see people till they find some answers and find the right course of treatment.

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    Is she seeing a paed next week or the therapy team? I'd probably try and book in with the paed asap and let them know that she's been declining in some of the areas you mentioned.

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    I agree with River Song, I would be considering something medically wrong. I actually read a few weeks ago in Take 5 or Thats Life magazine about a child who was similar and from memory it was a metabolic disorder. I would be calling the pead and let them know things are getting worse.

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    My DD is ASD. She hasnt been through any sort of "decline". It's more of a case of where her peers are becoming more independant she is not so her differences are more noticable.

    I would definately be seeing a paed sooner rather than later and exploring reasons other than ASD as well. Good luck.

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    Sounds like something different or in addition to ASD. I'd have the pead refer you to a paediatric neurologist and run every possible blood and urine test to rule out a whole host of different things. That's what we did for our DD. All the best hun

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    Hi
    I have 2 with Aspergers and the decline is not the norm for ASD.
    If however you may suspect and autisitic Spectrum disorder the best place to go for a diagnosis is with you state peek body organisation like ASPECT, or source a clinical psychologist who specialises in diagnosis of ASD. Honestly a peadtrician is not the way to go for an ASD diagnosis. Also remember that often ASD is misdiagnosed as ADHD because of some similar behavioural patterns. But ADHD may be treated with medication, whereas ASD is not something in itself that can be medicated for, although often people with ASD will take some form of meds (e.g. antidepressents anti-anxiety etc)
    However it sounds to me like it could be something else.

    Good Luck!

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    Thanks for the replies.

    She is seeing a team from a recommended organisation for the evaluation not her pediatrician.


    I really appreciate the replies and advice.

    Thank you so much.


 

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