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Another worried parent(4 Posts)
As on par with the scary giant being google, looking up things that your child does results in scary things. My daughter 26mo does most things normal she can name all her numbers colours, and animals and communicates non verbally fine and occasionally says hi or bye or up, and makes eye contact and seeks affection. My only concern is her habit of lining up toys a lot, she sometimes plays with things normally like with crayons or building blocks but anything else she’ll line up and will get real mad if you touch it. She sometimes gets mad if you try to play with her while she’s playing with something, she has also started spinning in one spot looking out the corner of her eyes and googling it has lead to the ASD results. I would love her still regardless, I just live in the middle of nowhere and medical evaluation is hard to come by. I am looking for opinions am I overreacting? She does most other things completely fine.
Spinning: They love finding out what their bodies can do.
3/4 of mine lined stuff up & got upset if we disturbed the order (but now age 11-17, they don't have ASD).
Lining up is a normal temporary stage for many.
Agree that it’s probably just a stage but it might be worth doing the m-chat just to allay your concerns
Linning up toys and spinning in circles is something that all toddlers will do, because it's fun and interesting to do. If your daughter also plays appropriately with toys (and linning them up is just one way she plays with them) then it would not be concerning. Spinning while looking out the corner of her eyes tends to be visual stimming - but again it all depends how much she is doing it.
How is her receptive language? and how is her gesturing to communicate? for example, does she point to request things she wants and what about to share enjoyment (like a plane in the sky)?
As the previous poster mentioned it could be worth doing the online M-CHAT questionnaire - it only takes 10 minutes to do.