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I understand your concern about this, can you describe the "voices" for me that the 2 years old has or says she has?
Sure the background would be helpful, thank you
Yes I am reading your last chat with Rafael
How were her language and motor developments? Were they delayed at all?
So her social interactions, verbal/non-verbal language skills are above average?
What about her emotional intelligence? Is she able to pick up emotional cues and reciprocate empathy well?
Yeah I was reading that, she does not like Sesame Street for example because she felt they may trick her, is that right?
What did she mean by this? Did you ask her more details?
And does your daughter display good eye contact when talking to others?
I think your daughter has a disorder called an Autism Spectrum Disorder, but she most likely is high functioning given her intellectual substance of the communication and her fondness of puzzles.
These are atypical symptoms, but it does appear obvious that it is a developmental disorder given her age
I have evaluated that disorder in patients that are 2 years old before, but it is difficult I will agree with that.
I think that is a good idea, and I would mention to the evaluator about Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger's Disorder specifically
Or Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
These are what I think applies to your daughter
Yes I did read about the hyperactivity in the exam room is that what you are talking about
Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder can have hyperactivity issues.
I do not think she is Autistic at all, instead I think she has a higher functioning autism spectrum disorder
This is very different then basic autism
Children get anxious in an exam room, but with the Autism Spectrum Disorder they can act inappropriately because of that natural anxiety. Also they display anger inappropriately too.
Like with routines?
Here is the most recent criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder by the way
Anytime, I am always happy to help. Routines are very important with people that have an Autism Spectrum Disorder
I think her severity is low for most of her issues, but I think her fascination with morbid thoughts (dead) and her anger/anxiety issues can be corrected with intensive and early therapy
The good news is that you caught this early and that gives her the best possible form of treatment and success too
Many individuals with a high end autism spectrum disorder watch their peers and others, and then when they are alone they play in a similar fashion
Many individuals with a high-end Autism Spectrum Disorder are very intelligent, but have a difficult time interacting with their peers, forming friendships, and understanding empathy
So while she is very verbal, is she communicating or just talking at them
Here is something that will interest you about this disorder too.
This comes from this website
Yeah so she most likely will qualify for Aspergers Disorder which is still used, but that disorder is going to replaced by the more encompassing Autism Spectrum Disorder in the near future. Still there are a lot of reading materials on Asperger's Disorder if you want to look into it
Well I have diagnosed children this young with this disorder and it seems like she fits the criteria well
Of course you can speak with me again. Just put "For DoctorZ only" before you type your question. Also you can post the question from my homepage too.
I understand these two ways are the best way to reach me and I am online a lot usually between 7AM-12AM PST
Anytime, I am always happy to help. Is there anything else I can assist you with tonight?
Well a child psychologist will help you develop a plan for treatment and behavior modification that will help her. This disorder is very manageable and actually many successful individuals have Asperger's Disorder
Anytime, I am happy that I was able to help you and your daughter tonight. I wish you both the best. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, so if you ever have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.