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Old 04.08.2019, 23:06
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Re: Baby development specialist in English?

Fast forward to summer 2019, my daughter is nearly 14 months old and is still very much delayed in her emotional / social / cognitive / language development. Her gross motor is her strongest point but she doesn’t walk and can stand without support for maximum 7-10 seconds. She did military crawling for 4 months and started crawling on all fours at 12 months. She sat herself up at 10.5 months.

I have mentioned before that she didn’t seem to know me as a 3 month old. Well as a 14 month old, she still doesn’t care about where I am, whether I’m gone or I’m back, etc etc... no attachment. She doesn’t follow any simple instructions and doesn’t seem to understand any language. She doesn’t like cuddles, doesn’t reach her arms to be picked up, or responds to the request to pick her up. She is extremely hyperactive, cannot sit still for two seconds, constantly moves while being held, refuses to sit on your laps, etc etc.

She has never been afraid of staying alone without the sight of other people. She has never been afraid of strangers or strange environment. She has never displayed any fears, including height, sound, people, water, lake, just anything. At the cliff near the lake she just wanted to get down by turning herself around. She has never made any communicative type of sound. Of course she doesn’t call Mum or Dad yet. She nearly never imitates anything, including gestures or sound.

I’ve seen Dr Gundelfinger twice now. They have called my new paediatrician and asked her to give me a referral to a special needs therapist in my town. Unfortunately it’s been summer holidays and we haven’t started working on my child yet.. She needs a permission from Kinderspital but hasn’t received that permission yet. Dr Gundelfinger said of course it’s impossible to diagnose a child at this age, but he could also not rule out ASD based on her development and behaviours. Only time will tell... but even if it’s not ASD, something has always been very off with her..

I do love her with my full heart though.
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