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is this autism or just a delay?

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  • Posted By: kenandnichol
  • October 16, 2006
  • 04:17 PM

i care for a child who is a little over 2. i have other 2 year olds and my daughter is the same age. all of the other children get along fine except this one. he drools and chews on everything even though he already has all of his teeth. he screams and whines constantly. he doesnt know how to properly use silverware or toys of any kind. his speach is extremely slurred and i dont mean like saying r's with a w sound... i mean ALL of his speach is slurred and he leaves off the end of a lot of his words. he cant follow simple commands without becoming extremely confused or immediately sidetracked. at times he seems to be deaf and unresponsive to me speaking to him and other times not. he throws violent tantrums and has loud outbursts. he also has no concept of the potty and what its for and becomes upset if you try and sit him on it.... but on the other hand he seems extremely intelligent for his age. if you write down a random number or letter he can recognize it and tell you what it is ....is this the parents skipping over things and trying to make him learn things out of order.... or should i recomend they seek out medical attention for this child?

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