I am the mother of an 18 month old girl. She is very intelligent and doctors have told me she is advanced in her developement but behaviorally, I sense something is wrong. I have made a list of things that I find odd, or things that could be related to different disorders and i was looking for some insight. She is normally well behaved and very loving and responsive. I am not leaning towards autism on this for that reason but I dont know everything either.
Doesn't like hands touched Doesn't like food of slimy textures Doesn't like paint texture gooey things etc. Doesn't like anything of new texture and becomes upset if you are too pushy for her to try something (sandbox, new foods, pool, etc.) Distressed during baths (sometimes inconsolible, I have even tried taking baths with her, and for months when she was younger she wouldnt enter the bathroom without screaming. Now I have a new house and she is still uneasy) Distressed with splashing or spraying Very distressed if restrained in any way Distressed during diaper changes Doesn't like changing tables or being up high Sleeps as long as you will let her/ sometimes sleeps 12-14 hours straight and still wants a nap Requires constant stimulation by TV, music, car rides, excessive physical play Hold specific objects in hands for hours at a time and becomes upset when you take them or she misplaces one Would rather destroy than build (with blocks or anything she can throw to make loud noises and messes) Gets distracted very easily Moves from one toy to the next without really playing with anything Chews and sucks on everything Gets very jealous of other children/animals Will not be gentle with children/animals Only wants to be held or touched on her own terms Laughs when I cry or fake crying Laughs when disciplined Laughs when using 'serious voice' Makes noises and makes up words that she repeats without relevance or for no reason Constantly moving and needing attention Gets anxious in new places (is fine if you are holding her and standing up) Uncomfortable if face being touched Will not eat from anyone's hand or utensils Distressed when brushing teeth Distressed when touching mouth at all Randomly inconsolable, crying for hours at a time (only once in a while) Also she has started hitting, and she isnt doing it to be mean, she just doesnt understand that it is hurting them
Any advice or ideas would be helpful I do not need parenting advice so much on the hitting/throwing as much as i need medical advice. And she is not lacking attention. I am with her 24/7 most of the time and play with her and teach her things constantly. She does talk very well and identifies colors and objects. I have a feeling it could be some kind of anxiety disorder, ADHD, Sensory disorder, or something of that nature. Thanks for any help.
She has an appointment coming up. I was Just looking for some hints that could help me take her to the right person if needed. I wasnt sure if I should talk to her regular doctor about it or a child therapist of some kind.
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