Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Dina | 2012/05/10


Developmental delay,should i be worried?


I have a 3yr 4month old little girl, who at this stage cannot speak sentences but she can sing many of her nursery rhymns clearly. She will repeat things said to her but does not always follow verbal instruction.

Up until this January she kept to herself when around her peers and has little to zero ability to focus on 1 activity at a time. she avoids group activity at school and at home she throughs tantrums alot for no apparent reason. She also started the habit of taking off her clothes abt a month ago and wont stop. She is not potty trained even though she knows the word potty and has used it a couple of times with assistance.

I am really worried that something might be wrong and need ur expert opinion on what should i do. Should i worry or will she grow out of it?

Expert's Reply



I am also concerned about your little daughter.Her behaviour and her level of speech develoment suggest that she may have some of the features of the autism syndrome.Please take her to be seen by a paediatrician preferably a deveopmental paediatrician if there is an expert in your area.

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Posted by: Dina | 2012/05/10

thank u for ur feedback. Will look into it.

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Posted by: heidi | 2012/05/10

hey dina

i also have a little girl of 3yrs 4 months. she was late with all her milestones, only crawled properly at 1, only walked without holding onto walls etc at 19 months, very clumsy with legs that are so bruised most of the time, falls a lot still. diagnosed with low muscle tone which also affects speech. speech has improved a lot over the last couple of months luckily. she hates wearing clothes and even when cold, willl take her clothes off. do yourself a favour and google sensory processing disorder, if your little girl is anything like mine, it will shed a lot of light on her behaviour. the tantrums are because of the lack of speech and she cant explain to you how she''s feeling.

best of luck.

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