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my child age 3 and a half has speech problems and other small

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my child age 3 has speech problems and other signs that suggest he may be on the autism spectrum. how can i get this diagnosed
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Louise Sivak, M.D. replied 5 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry your child may have these issues. What has his pediatrician done / said thus far? What specifically concerns you about your son's speech and "other signs"?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
he cannot put a sentence together. seems to have to have things in order. pediatrician is dragging her heels somewhat, he is reluctant to interact with other children
Expert:  Louise Sivak, M.D. replied 5 years ago.
Then you child needs formal evaluation by a pediatric psychologist or a developmental pediatrician. He needs his hearing rechecked.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

his hearing has been checked and is absolutely fine. have appointment on friday with educational psychologist, but she didnt seem to have any concerns when she saw him six weeks ago

 

Expert:  Louise Sivak, M.D. replied 5 years ago.
Good that his hearing is fine. It may require several visits for his educational evaluation. No physician will be able to "diagnose" your child online. Best of luck,
Expert:  Louise Sivak, M.D. replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Louise Sivak, M.D. replied 5 years ago.
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