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What does my daughter have? She is two years old not talking but very behind in alot of areas but is social and now used to new surroundings.

She has occupational and physical therapists that come in the home and she does very good.Just one thing she's starting to not like you showing/helping her do some things.I'm just curious what she has.She's a very socialable girl loves giving hugs and let's us know what she needs by body language.
In Topics: Learning issues and special needs, My child's growth and development, Physical Health
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Wayne Yankus
Aug 19, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Don't panic if she is not speaking at two. The good news is she is apparently social (hugs etc) and you are working with a team of therapists who would hopefully notice if her behavior was behind the other children they work with.  I would ask your pediatrician the question about her speech delay since she/he knows her with you.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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Dr.Monika
Dr.Monika , Child Professional writes:
Don't worry about your daughter trying to be independent, as it is normal for her age!  At age 2, children start to be more independent.  Trying to do things by herself, will teach your daughter many skills.  Let her accomplish tasks by herself in a safe environment and offer assistance if she asks for or agrees to it.

As to your daughter's language development, do you have concerns about her being able to hear things?  Did she have a hearing evaluation?  Children who have speech delay may have a difficult time hearing and that should be evaluated.  Discuss your concerns with your daughter's regular health care provider at the next visit.

Best regards.
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LouiseSattler
LouiseSattler , Child Professional writes:
Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

It is not possible to give a "diagnosis" through JustAsk.  However, given your concerns I would suggest that you may wish for the local school district to start an early intervention assessment. You can ask for this in writing and send it to the school closest to you (your home school) or the district office.  Also, the therapists who are working with your child should be able to guide you to the correct professionals within the school district.

And of course, your local pediatrician may be able to assist you with your questions and recommendations, as well.

Good luck!

Louise Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Families™  http://www.SigningFamilies.com
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