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I see familiar names - I hope you all are doing well! As for us... Maura is doing great, as usual She's going to be six next month and we're getting ready to do the kindergarten thing. Which is NOT going smoothly. So I put on my arse-kicking boots and taking no prisoners. My theme song for all this is "Don't blow sunshine up my arse." LOL! I don't think asking for a FT para-pro for my CI daughter with motor issues and a seizure disorder who isn't toilet...
I think the biggest misconception I have found is people think that if your child has issues, doctors MUST know why. I can't tell you how often I hear "But what do you mean the doctors don't know what's causing her problems???" there's a statistic that says that 30-40% of kids diagnosed with develomental delays will NEVER have a diagnosis to explain the delays. Oh, and not every kid who doesn't talk has autism. One of these days I'm going to shout "It's not...
I do think I will push the issue. The whole "I didn't know I wet myself" is new. And it really bugs me. I talked to my mil yesterday to ask about the one cousin, to see what she had (I had thought it was more of a bowel issue, but it was indeed a bladder issue) and she mentioned bil's dd as well. So I now have "there's a family history of issues like this and I would like to have any underlying conditions ruled out by a specialist" thing. My ped is actually great...
Just the ped. I've thought about the pediatric urologist though. I keep getting told that she'll grow out of it, but it just is'nt getting better.
Okay, I've brought this up to the ped at least once a year and have gotten the whole "Wait and see" thing. But I'm getting worried about my dd's bladder issues. She's almost 8. She wets herself. A lot. Sometimes just a dribble, but other times, you can see that she's wet. She still wears a pull up at night and is never dry. She is a deep sleeper so we have always chalked it off to that. She'll wet at school, at home, etc. sometimes she'll suddenly have to go...
I think b/c it's called mothering.com, you have more women. However, we are not anti-men. we're all members of the ShaggyDaddy Fan Club :
Quote: Martha---that's where I am coming from as well. Maybe "autism" is not curable, but maybe symptoms are. I couldn't understand why anyone would not want to work on that. But I think I have decided that moms instinctively "know" if they can change something about their child's condition or not. Especially if they have had more children who are neurotypical, a mom can look back and say "my ASD child was different from birth." For us, it's even more...
My dd had one. She's now 7 1/2 and will probably graduate out of speech therapy within the next year. She also reads at a 4th grade level - she's just going into 1st grade. I don't understand how the phonological disorder will affect reading. Learning to read will actually help as it makes them more aware of the letters they're leaving out. Of course, I had a much worse speech problem as a kid and you'd never be able to tell. And my other dd has delays and...
Quote: See, this is where I get confused. I mean, how do you know? How do you know whether your child *truly* has autism or instead has a food allergy or something else that is causing autistic-like symptoms? From what I've seen, through friends and family with food allergies - if there is a food allergy, there will be something physical going on as well. Like my friend's ds - food allergies...and excema. Sometimes, they couldn't figure out why he...
also keep in mind the growing trend of classifying ADHD as an autism spectrum disorder, which just further expands that umbrella.
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