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My daughter, Addie Mae. turned 3 in January. She started homebased speech therapy at 16 months of age. She stopped homebased speech therapy when she turned 3. In all that time of therapy, she never said any oral words. She started preschool at the public school right after her birthday. She gets speech therapy there once a week for 20 minutes. She gets PT/OT once a month at preschool.
We have been told that she has hypotonia, ataxia, possible apraxia & sensory issues. Her hearing is good, she was just at her ENT last week & everything looked great. She has had an MRI, an EEG and has had genetic bloodwork done twice & they didn't find anything genetic as a cause.
In the back of my mind, I wonder if she isn't autistic. I have been told that she can't be autistic because she is too smart to be autistic. Her aunt thinks she might be autistic also. She works with special needs children.
We have found a dr. in Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in children with speech disorders & we're going up there this summer to see if they have suggestions & can help.
I get so discouraged, because I don't know what she wants & she gets frustrated because we don't know what she wants.
Any suggestions are welcome.