DD just turned 27 months. We have already gone the pediatrician route. Everything seems to fall into the catergory of typical toddler to slightly quirky as of right now. We kind of just have to wait and see if she grows out of some of them. The most troublesome are the feeding issues and anxiety. We are in the process of getting a new pediatrician and will press these items again soon. I have read the HSC and skimmed out-of-sinc, but they seemed geared for older kids. I could only glean a few things that were practical at this point.
Here are our little things. DD...
-seems to relish memorizing words, learning new classifications
-learns quickly and effortlessly or not at all
-is extremely picky, eats very little
-will not eat fruit
-chews and spits out 90% meat, veggies
-picks apart food meant to go together, doesn't like mixed food
-hums while she eats
-hates brushing hair/teeth, having a damp sleeve
-cannot stand having a stuffed nose or slight sniffle
-is extremely difficult to get to fall asleep
-gets overstimulated in social situations easily and shuts down, gets anxious
-is hypersensitive to correction
-loves rules, corrects others
-is prone to emotional meltdowns, exhibits guilt and shame
-uses a lot of scripting
-is very litteral
-does not sound like her age at all
-has average to below average fine motor skills which causes huge frustrations
-gets very distracted/obsessive by little things out in the world (gum on pavement)
-is not rigid
-uses advanced syntax, large vocab, and speaks fast and fluent
-is super-coordinated, cautious
-has a huge imagination
-never tantrums, is easily reasoned with
-is very affectionate, makes great eye contact, empathetic to an extreme
-is almost off the curve, but she has a curve going for her. She's growing
She has actually gotten much better on the playground in the past few months.
She does appear less anxious and more relaxed out in public these days.
Many things have come up and quickly disapeared. They were just odd phases. Don't ever discount odd phases. I think a lot of it does stem from our perception of her when we don't take asynchronous development into account. Also, she is just a sensitive girl, and there is nothing wrong with that. (to an extent)
|Asperger's cannot be dx'ed that young because all the traits of Aspergers occur in typically developing toddlers!
Thanks! That is exactly what our doctor said, (although less succinctly.)
ETA: Oh, I feel a little emotional writing all of this down. This is my baby, you know? I don't want her any other way. We just want her happy.