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2 year old with autism ( piog)

Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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I have read a few posts about people finding out their 2 year old is autistic. I was just curious how do they test a 2 year old for autism? What are some of the signs?

I am just wondering because my friend's mom thinks my 2 year old might be autistic.


On the website I looked at (only one so far) there are 2 signs that point it out for me. But of course I know these aren't determining factors.

By 16 months: No spoken words.

By 24 months: No meaningful two-word phrases that don’t involve imitating or repeating.



I have a video of her talking... If I can upload it to youtube from my phone I can post it.
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Hilary799
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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That doesn't mean anything yet. She just might just be a late bloomer...don't worry too much yet :)
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writethisdown
by on May. 8, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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I would call Early Intervention asap. All the people who say oh dont worry, they
are just a late talker dont know what its like to take that to heart only to see your child struggle later on. Theres no harm in getting her tested, but lots of harm can result if you wait and she struggles and things get worse.

Early therapy is so important. It is the biggest marker for how far a child with autism can go.
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MommyLehr
by Veronica on May. 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM
Thank you. I am definitely going to bring it up at her well visit, which I can hopefully schedule soon. Her old dr hasn't sent her medical records to the new dr yet even though I sent the request in march... :-/


Quoting writethisdown:

I would call Early Intervention asap. All the people who say oh dont worry, they

are just a late talker dont know what its like to take that to heart only to see your child struggle later on. Theres no harm in getting her tested, but lots of harm can result if you wait and she struggles and things get worse.



Early therapy is so important. It is the biggest marker for how far a child with autism can go.

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writethisdown
by on May. 9, 2012 at 6:35 AM
Just as a heads up, many peds are not specially trained in developmental delays and if there arent overt symptoms they may also share 'wait and see'approach. Early intervention is a team of trained specialist who can recognize these things earlier.


Quoting MommyLehr:

Thank you. I am definitely going to bring it up at her well visit, which I can hopefully schedule soon. Her old dr hasn't sent her medical records to the new dr yet even though I sent the request in march... :-/




Quoting writethisdown:

I would call Early Intervention asap. All the people who say oh dont worry, they


are just a late talker dont know what its like to take that to heart only to see your child struggle later on. Theres no harm in getting her tested, but lots of harm can result if you wait and she struggles and things get worse.





Early therapy is so important. It is the biggest marker for how far a child with autism can go.


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mommasbabies77
by on May. 9, 2012 at 6:37 AM
Omg this! this! this!

Quoting writethisdown:

I would call Early Intervention asap. All the people who say oh dont worry, they

are just a late talker dont know what its like to take that to heart only to see your child struggle later on. Theres no harm in getting her tested, but lots of harm can result if you wait and she struggles and things get worse.



Early therapy is so important. It is the biggest marker for how far a child with autism can go.
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milfanyway
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 6:41 AM
Early intervention is vital. For me my son was disengaged from the start. He was a very easy baby. He never hour a milestone on time though. Didnt walk until eighteen months, didn't talk until intervention at around two and a half. I'm saying this to you as a mom who wanted nothing more them for my suspicions to be wrong. GET him to a behavioral pediatrician. ASAP. They can diagnose and are more knowledgeable. I know your praying that's not it. But go to the right doctor for your answers. Not a reg ped. Early intervention is a wonderful resource as well.
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milfanyway
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 6:44 AM
You need to involve early intervention and specialists... Do not allow the ped to wait and see. All that does is delay treatments that are more effective the younger the child is. This is the first time you will need to advocate for your child. Be strong!


Quoting MommyLehr:

Thank you. I am definitely going to bring it up at her well visit, which I can hopefully schedule soon. Her old dr hasn't sent her medical records to the new dr yet even though I sent the request in march... :-/




Quoting writethisdown:

I would call Early Intervention asap. All the people who say oh dont worry, they


are just a late talker dont know what its like to take that to heart only to see your child struggle later on. Theres no harm in getting her tested, but lots of harm can result if you wait and she struggles and things get worse.





Early therapy is so important. It is the biggest marker for how far a child with autism can go.


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emmy526
by Felion on May. 9, 2012 at 6:49 AM

my sister never talked til she was four, so language isn't the only factor pointing to autism.  What does your dr think?

BabyBrooke13
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 6:49 AM
I was told the biggest sign is the child is emotionally unattached to hose around them, ie won't make eye contact, won't hug or cuddle, doesn't play with other children. That stuff
My 2yo dd didn't speak but 2 words when she was 18mo old. I was panicked because I had read them same things so I had her tested through early intervention. When they therapists came to my home and played with her. They told me what I stated previously and that she showed all the signs that she would begin speaking soon (making letter sounds, repeating syllables).
They were amazing with her. If you're that worried call that type of program in your area.
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emmy526
by Felion on May. 9, 2012 at 6:51 AM

what the other posters have said is true too...don't wait for anything if you don't like what your dr says..you have to be her advocate, because if you don't speak up for her and  insist she get the help she needs, no one will.   

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