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oh and I'd love to hear your thoughts on Interactive Metronome... I only just heard about it last month and am curious about learning more about it.
Some of what you said about your daughter rang true to me with my son (always been high needs, won't (or doesn't) listen, can't sit still, needs lots of attention to get the smallest tasks done, lots of melt downs etc.) And when you mentioned the eye contact, that did concern me. Have you thought about doing testing for autism like the CARS or something like that? ADOS? Gilliam Asperger's scale? I am not saying your daughter has autism, but I think it might be wise to...
Quote: Originally Posted by NewDirections If you bring it up again soon they'll probably change daycares. They're simply not ready to hear it. Maybe she could be more indirect about it... start sending home a newsletter to ALL parents about healthy eating habits, or help with sleep time or tantrums, or whatever (maybe ask the parents for input on what they'd like to see)... and just happen to highlight "motor skills" then "communication skills"...
Quote: Originally Posted by SpottedFoxx Oh my friend, professionals are the WORST when it comes to their own children! You need to be kind but firm. Remember, you are not a specialist so please don't diagnose. Absolutely point out all the warning signs and maybe gently remind her that the earlier she gets intervention, the easier her daughter will have it in the long run. Good luck. You are a good soul. ahem. I'll admit I've found that to be...
Quote: Originally Posted by seren Blood test was negative. I feel so discouraged. I know there is something wrong, but I don't know what to do any more. What was tested? IgG, IgE, IgA? My husband's niece tested positive for celiac only after doing all 3 of those markers, and a gut biopsy of some sort? and also comparison of the levels when on gluten, and when off of gluten. We didn't get my son tested for celiac and I wish we had- I just...
Wow, it sounds like you have found some great improvements- especially the different belt system and how it is way lighter- yikes 44 lbs sounds really heavy, maybe your back can rest a little easier now! snot rocket tee hee!
request testing for your son in writing, use email. Print out a copy for your records. Sometimes if you ask (verbally) it is like you did not say it. Even with a paper trail, follow up on it. Ask when the testing will be done- ask to sign an evaluation form- they have 30 days from the date you sign to do testing. Which tests are used may depend a lot on personal preference of the therapist, but you also have the right to request a certain test if you feel it is more...
It can be hard but don't feel guilty mama! Enjoy these milestones! To me it was a relief to see my youngest do things my son never did- people couldn't blame poor parenting anymore! Not that I am the world's best mother, sigh, but confirming that I didn't cause my child's autism through parenting choices was definitely relieving. In fact, as my youngest grew older, the differences I saw ended up fueling a diagnosis for my older son. So I am very grateful for his...
I was going to suggest something similar to what Emmeline did. Yes, some of this may be normal 3 year old stuff. But you probably wouldn't be tearing your hair out and posting here unless you felt it is more than that, right? So I would investigate further so you have some concrete examples of what you are seeing to show the professionals. It could not hurt to have a developmental and/or behavioral evaluation done through your local children's hospital or with a...
Maybe it is just parenting, I suppose that's always a possibility. I however, am very sensitive to challenging behaviors automatically being explained away by faulty parenting. Honestly I would caution against deeming a child "rude" after hearing just a 50 word snippet about him... I am sure there is more to the story. To me red flags were his hyperactivity, his need to be "moving agressively"- that could be sensory issues. the made up words... you may be on to...
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