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April 19th, 2009, 01:13 AM
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Caliah has been making these weird things habitual:

  • Makes a really funky face where she squishes her eyes, then sticks out her tongue, then does a random grunting sound, and points at you.
  • She keeps trying to cough...
  • She just won't stop jumping.
I am beginning to worry. She's almost 7, and her speech is also still a little delayed. I know it is wrong of me to compare, but I had a customer at work, and she had a little 7 year old, that little girl sounded like a 15 year old to me, but if you talk to Cali, you'd think she was 3.

I often wonder if she might have ADD, ADHD, or even Autism. Other than those weird things she does, she seems pretty normal, even acts like me when I was her age.

I dunno, should I take her to a doctor and see if she has any of those "diseases"?

Her teacher has noticed her speech impediment. But she says that it is improving. She's an excellent reader, if anything she's the top reader in her class...so it makes us a little confused as to why she can't really get her words out on her own.

Other than that...I dunno. I feel Avi may talk clearer before Caliah starts to herself.

I fear bringing this up with Hugo because I am afraid that he'll agree and if we take her to a specialist, they'll medicate her. And I honestly don't want my child "imprisoned" by drugs.
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April 25th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Chea.Mo's Avatar The Exception
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Wow, I dont really know what to say! I personally would get morgan tested. Do they have a program where you live that they have like a nurse team that will evaluate her, and then make a reccomendation? They do that here, so you dont jump right to a team of drs. That way they can tell you if they just think she is delayed or if there might be somthing more serious. My brother has ADD so bad, and my dad refused to put him on meds, and hes 16 now, and he is doing great! I would deffinitly call though, maybe someone can lead you in a differnt direction rather then just getting her medicated. It does to me sound kind of like Autism though, with the jumping and random faces, and alot of kids with Autism have one thing they really excel at, like her reading. Please keep us posted with what you choose!!
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May 31st, 2009, 08:11 PM
LovinMyGirls's Avatar Proud Working Momma
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I agree with Cheala..I'd have her evaluated. Some of the things you're describing are signs of various Autism Spectrum Disorders.

I worked with a little boy a few years back who was Autistic--they usually have some type of "tick" his was jumping and flapping his arms.

Keep us posted!

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