Anyways him being on the spectrum has really made me start looking very closely at my dd's and I am really seeing a lot of red flags waving in my face with my 3 year old.
So smart she has basically self taught herself the alphabet through the use of iPad apps and the limited amount of time I spend working with her (I work full time)
But she gets inconsolable if something doesn't go her way, she is in her own world 99% of the time, she is obsessed with licking things, we can't get her to make a single step towards potty training and she won't SPEAK.
Not that she doesn't know how she just refuses to speak words about 80% of the time. And when she does speak I feel like she is just saying words every now and then she will have an idea of her own but outside these rare occasions she just says things like a parrot.
So, I have made the executive decision to speak to a doctor about this. I kept telling myself that I was just seeing signs because I have similar issues wih my son but it is slowly becoming apparent that it could very well NOT be all in my head. And since I've have had a NT child to compare the younger ones to, I kept saying its just her age, it's just her age.
I think it may not be her age anymore. I think maybe now I need to face reality. Everyone keep me in your prayers because I never thoug I would be the mother of one special needs child, let alone 2. I just hope I am strong enough to survive this.