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16 month old Nov developing

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kez222 Tue 08-Jan-13 13:31:37

Hi all

I'm a worried mum to a 16 month old girl. She has not developed at all since she turned 9 months, in fact she has regressed! At 9 months she began to crawl, wave, say bye and clap. This lasted for two weeks maybe, she still crawls but no gestures what so ever, no pointing, waving, clapping, she babblep some times but is mostly quiet other than high pitched shrieks she does sometimes. She likes to be on her own but hates being on the floor, s'd only likes to be on the sofa and just flicks through a book for hours. I tRy and have play time with her but she is very disinterested 'm toys and playing. She gets very cross if she isn't in her cot on time if say i.n out in the car for her nap time. She pulls herself up on to her feet but she's shaky and nervous. She is jittery still sometimes and flaps her hands a lot. She rocks a lot too. She has to settle herself to sleep and has never tolerated being rocked, she hates being held close although she does like to sit close to us or on our laps but would never sleep like this.

I also have a two year old who is on track/advanced for her age.

We do have a hospital appointment with her in Feb. But it seems like forever away and I'm going out of my mind with worry! What could it be? She's recently passed a hearing test so we know that's ok.

Would be grateful for any help or input


kez222 Tue 08-Jan-13 13:32:45

Sorry I should add that she does have ok eye contact and I can make her laugh by doing the usual silly things, like playing peek a boo etc

cestlavielife Tue 08-Jan-13 16:24:43

she needs a full assessment with a paediatrician,.

ask them o run a standard developmetnal check list like bayley scale of infant development - this migh be done on a different appointment.

video her so you can record the regression.

do you have videos of her which show a regression?
does she wring her hands together?

check all physical stuff flike eyes/vision; eating; is she growing height and weight? etc.

there is eye contact and there is joint attention - they are subtly different.

eg if you talk to her or read to her with your eyes closed, does she notice?

kez222 Tue 08-Jan-13 19:37:48

Thanks for your response!
She doesn't really do that with hands but does hold one up constantly in front of her mouth and kisses the back of it kiss after kiss for hours. She has been 17lb since 10 months so not puting on weight, but she eats brilliantly.
No,I don't think she notices if eyes are closed, I try calling her and after maybe 5 times of saying her name she smiles but still looking down. If I do manage to get her to look at me its for a couple of seconds, then looks away, then back again etc.

I would just like an idea of what it could be before I get there. Google is a nightmare and has confused me a lot!

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

cestlavielife Tue 08-Jan-13 23:45:35

Well it is probably too hard to say as she so young. There are some conditions that a paediatrician can order tests for but they might prefer to wait and see a couple months down the line.m

Eg the CHAT checklist screening for autism is aimed at eighteen months note this is a screeening test but it gives an idea of what they will be looking for.

Regression happens for a reason but it could be physical eg coeliac can lead to issues and that is curable .

Best you can do is get a notebook and write down every issue and quirk and note what you think is different about her compared to a same age toddler to take to paed. Be prepared for them to want to run some tests and refer to other specialists. You not going to get a full answer straightaway but you should request a full assessment of her skills . And of there are issues ask for support and help like specialist developmental playground

cestlavielife Tue 08-Jan-13 23:46:11

Playgroups not play grounds

kez222 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:59:51

So just to update you all, my little one has had her appointment and has been diagnosed with autism. It has been an overwhelming couple of weeks for us but we are thinking practically now and just want to do what's best for our beautiful girl. Thank you all for your support x

kez222 Sun 21-Jun-15 07:41:06

A further update. The original diagnosis was changed and she was diagnosed with Rwtt Syndrome. A rare life limiting Syndrome. It's been a hard year or so but pleased to have answers x

Gingerandcocoa Thu 25-Jun-15 14:47:10

I'm so sorry to hear this. Glad you've been able to find some answers, and wish all the best to you and your little girl. Xx

cestlavielife Tue 30-Jun-15 23:38:55

Hi kex it us a harsh diagnosis but good to finally know. Have a look at the research on use of eye gaze computer technology in girls with rett they have shown to be able to use eye gaze computers very successfully. Good luck .

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