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My 2 years old daugther showing some signs of having autism. she spins in curcles; sometimes pluginnig her ears; do unusual gestures with her arms; has delay at speach;prettending that she is counting and putting in order her markers or spoons and forks;d

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Without : Without examining her and watching her interact, it is difficult to make such a complicated diagnosis. If you have concerns about her behavior, you should discuss them with her doctor and have her examined. Since she already has some speech delay, you should consider consulting with a developmental pediatric specialist. A developmental specialist is an expert in diagnosing children with abnormal behavior and delay and can help her get the care and services she needs. Good luck!
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
The American Academy: Of pediatrics recommends developmental surveillance with standardized screening tests at every well-child check + autism-specific screening at 18 & 24 mos. If not done, fill out the screening tests on firstsigns.Org; take her & the results to her doctor. Call your state's early intervention program for assessment & therapy for language delay or autism to promote optimal development. Good luck!
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Dr. Ricardo Fontillas
Child Psychiatry 38 years experience
Agree 100%: You need to have your child evaluated asap. One added info. I have had children with autism improve with a special water called asea. 1/2 ounce to i ounce twice a day. More info at www.Zbestwater.Info. Improvements are generally seen in first month or less, if no change in two months i would stop the water. But again most important is an evaluation by developmental peds.
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Last updated May 25, 2021

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