Should I be concerned about my childs behavior?

I’m worried about my oldest child. There’s a lot of things that seem off. For starters, she’s almost four and isn’t really talking much. Not like in sentences at least. I have tried to teach her things like shapes, colors, numbers, but she hasn’t gotten any of it down. She still babies talks, and sometimes when she does try to make a sentence, she gets words backward. Really no one understands her beside her dad and me. She seems to learn things later then, most kids. Like crawling, walking, talking though she’s not talking much, and potty training. She is also really mean to our animals. And no matter how many times we’ve tried to get onto her for it or redirect or teach her how to pet and be nice to the animals, she still does it. She doesn’t like affection. Really the only people who she’ll hug are her dad and me. She constantly on the go; she can’t even sit still for 2 minutes to eat; she always has to be moving. I see her pediatrician this week, but I wonder if this sounds like she could be autistic? Or for those of you with autistic kids when did you discover your kid was autistic.

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Yes sounds possible signs of autism i would just run your concerns by the dr. Early diagnosis is best more beneficial to her in the long run

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I am not going to suggest your kid is autistic, but it defininitely seems like there may be some kind of delay.

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Definitely get the pediatricians opinion. My 2 yr old daughter won’t talk and we’re putting her in a speech class to be evaluated if she doesn’t get better.
Sounds like possibly ADHD to me and maybe some Autistic behavior as well.

Get her evaluated through your school district. She will receive free services and interventions.

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Yes keep checking everything,
Her eyes are good?
Her hearing?
Her development is not delayed?
As a mom you will know know when it’s done done

School district for early intervention assessment is your best bet.

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During my 'children with special needs" class that I took for my teaching degree we learned that speech delays are often caused by hearing problems. Take her to her doctor and request her hearing be checked. She may not be picking up vocabulary, colors, number, shapes, etc because she cant understand what you are saying to her.

Your doctor will probably want to test for all sorts of things like autism, sensory processing disorder. etc.

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Ya sounds like it. Have your pediatrician do a quick test and have her referred if necessary

She needs an evulation. Start now because it will probably be 6 months before she’s seen. The county pre k will evaluate her too for special Ed services.

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my best advice is keep her separated from the pets, before you’re the next one on tv for having a child mauled by a pet. You know the issues, address them

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My son is autistic and we did get him screened by the specialist here in my town for the actual diagnosis. He too was baby talking at age 4 and seemed off. He was diagnosed autistic and we started speech therapy and got him into kindergarten sooner than usual to help with it. He is not 6 and is doing great! Talks full sentences and all. Definitely get seen as tested. Good luck mama, sometimes it’s a hard one but getting her checked out is first

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If you think she’s autistic, then it’s worth exploring. Ask your pediatrician for appropriate referrals to get the process started for an assessment.

Carrie Fowler maybe you can help?

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I would get your pediatrician opinion.
My sons wanted him to be able to say 30-50 words and 2 and 3 word phrases at his age. He is 2 yrs old.
He can also say all the numbers from 1-10 still learning the order, can put a wooden matching shape puzzle together.

Every kid is different

Both me and my sister were late bloomers. I don’t think my sister started using sentences untill we where almost 5. All babies are different and learn at a different pace

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Listen to Alan watts he says when babies are trying to learn we should always talk to them as they are adults not baby talk it makes them harder to learn but don’t worry every child blooms in its own way don’t let doctor mess with ur child there is nothing wrong with her she will learn give her time and remember talk to her like she’s a grown up and with love and watch how she will change !

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Sounds very much like the children of my two good friends. Both kids are autistic. But with early intervention before school age and services once they were in school, both kids are doing so great. It’s amazing how quickly they progress when you have the right help. Get her evaluated and diagnosed, then go to your school district and start getting services.

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You said your oldest child? Maybe she’s just trying to be the baby still? I would get extra opinions if she is diagnosed with autism. I had a lady tell me once that her child was diagnosed with autism and he did therapy and he was doing very well and someone there told her that if her child did have autism he wouldn’t have been doing so well so quickly and that the state/government gives these places extra grants and stuff when the “cure”, help, etc kids. I’m not saying there isn’t real cases of Autism, just be careful so they aren’t treating your kid like a paycheck when she made some other form of help. Best wishes :heart:

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