I’m not to sure who I should talk to, I guess at the moment I’m really confused.
I was hoping if you all can share similar stories or give me some advice on what I should do…
Well, here I go….
I’ve got a daughter which is almost 5 years old/. She has started her first week at school and the teachers have noticed some things about her which I dreaded to hear.
I know my daughter has a language delay, out of 1 to 5 I will rate her 3 ½.
The teacher says that my daughter seems to be spaced out at school and they will need to ask her to do something 3-4 times before she does it and her language is delayed.
I think she was trying to say to me that these are the signs of autism.
My daughter is a very active child, always outdoors and very sporty.
She plays well with kids her age and does know the difference between real and pretends.
She plays mothers and fathers, Barbies, hide and seek tiggy board games and her favourite game at the moment UNO…
She knows how to draw things like, people, houses, cars.
Other things include:
Writing and spelling her name
Going to the toiler from the age of 2
Playing educational games on the computer
Knows her numbers and knows how to recognise numbers.
Shapes, colours, up, down.
She talks well with people she knows and has improved dramatically in the last year.
Sings nursery rhymes, songs ect…
Gets her own drink from the fridge food ect
Really the only difference between her and other 5 year olds would be her language.
I think because she knows she doesn’t talk as well as other 5 year olds her confidence lacks and she become a shy around people she doesn’t know.
Now the thing is she has never been in day care or kindergarten; I was lucky enough to have my mum look after her while my husband and I are at work so she has never been exposed to the school environment.
So I’, not to sure is she is confused about the whole school thing.
Her only problem I could see would be her speech and we are currently working on it and we do see improvement daily.
What really concerns me is when the teacher she is spaced out doesn’t listen and is really lacking behind.
She said that she may need special needs care or else she will lack behind.
Could a child only have a language delay with out autism?
I’m really worried as when she is at home she is the complete opposite from school.