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What can you do?

My daughter has a hard time talking unless she is walking around the room and she just cannot seem to make eyecontact.

 
seturkey

Asked by seturkey at 3:13 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • have her checked for autism or asburgers that is what is sounds like to me. but im no expert , have you talked to your kids doctor about it? that is what i would do first. i have a child who has problems communicating to . he has turetts syndrome. good luck
    tomcatsbabygirl

    Answer by tomcatsbabygirl at 3:43 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • How old is your daughter. This could be a problem at school. Let's think about ways to help her with this. Have you asked her to stand still and look at you when she is talking. Is it talking about everything or just stressful situations? This could be a sign of a learning diability or aspbergers. Are there any other things that are a little different?
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 3:25 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Hey as long as she talks who cares how she goes about it, it is not easy talking to your parents you know.
    older

    Answer by older at 3:15 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Are you saying she does not talk at any other time? When discussing important things ask her to look into your eyes. If she can not do that talk to your pediatrician about your concerns.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 3:29 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • She is 6 and its not that she isn't able to talk anyother time. That is just the only way that she can really communicate. If you have her stand still and look at you she gets really nervous and starts acting like people do when they hate talking in front of a group. Her voice gets weak, she can't think about the details of what she is trying to say. Its not just when talking with adults she does it with her friends too. The only person she is confident spreaking around is her little brother.
    seturkey

    Comment by seturkey (original poster) at 3:38 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • just try to keep asking her to sit down and talk or take her to a counselor, or wait an see if she grows out of it I don't see what else you can do.
    peace013

    Answer by peace013 at 3:40 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • If she is in school you might want to talk to her teacher and discuss the appropriateness of her being evaluated. Maybe work with a speech therapist or occupational therapist to help her. Best wishes
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 4:06 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • awe sweet little girl! she may just feel on the spot.. try to make eye contact with her as much as possible when she is speaking.. and it may help her open up and be more confident
    Ross2010

    Answer by Ross2010 at 7:01 PM on Oct. 16, 2010