I want to preface this by saying that my 4yoDD has been seen by a developmental ped, that was over a year ago. At that point, an Asperger's diagnosis was too early to give, but he said it was probable. He did say she has sensory issues and motor planning issues. We've been on a waiting list for group playgroup therapy. I'm waiting for our Medicaid to kick back in so we can go back to our doctor and ask for another referral.
Right now, she is in her room for a time out. She has been there for half an hour. She's in there because she was getting physical with her 2yo sister (hitting, pushing, kicking) and I felt the need to protect my 2yo, who just wanted to play.
Now I'm worried about how to protect my 4yo from herself- she's throwing herself all over the place, hitting things, throwing things, and screaming like no tomorrow. She jumps and picks up her feet to land on her butt on the floor.. or her knees... point being, she's hurting herself, and she's being so loud I fear one of the neighbors will call the police.
I know that I can hear her from the basement- we're in an old 2-flat on the second floor, with very thick old walls. And I can hear her thumping and screaming from down there. Her screaming is normal freaking-out crying, but she lets out these high pitched screams frequently- If I was a neighbor, I'd think she was getting the heck beat out of her.
I'm so scared someone will call the police. We live a lot of the "weird AP lifestyle choices" and I don't want to get into it with DCFS- I don't want my life intruded- I just want help for my DD.
I don't know what to do! I don't yell, I'm calm, I talk to her about why she is in a time out, she doesn't get it. She's flipping out.
I've made posts about this in the past, but never in the Special Needs forum... now I'm really needing help. Are there any other diagnosis options I should explore and think about and discuss with a developmental ped or her usual doctor?
Neither child has been there for well-kid checkups for over a year- I'm worried about getting a lashing, but I'm in need of help.
If anyone is interested in trying to figure her out, her other symptoms are extreme social anxiety, motor planning issues, and sensory issues (aversions).