Could my daughter have aspergers?
Hi all, sorry this may be long. My daughter is nearly 11, she has always been quirkybut over the last few years I've wondered if there's more to it. A couple of years ago she started displaying tics, vocal and motor, at one point they were significant then only mild. Now virtually gone. She has a lot of strange behaviours I will list here. If anyone could help me with what it all means I would be very grateful.
She has echolalia. Repeating phrases from t.v and people.
She has no real self awareness.
No real emotional attachments besides me.
Gets frustrated quickly if she can't be understood or doesn't understand ie. if I'm helping her with homework.
She won't wear buttons, not that she doesn't like them but 'someone might see me wearing them'
Goes mad and has to leave the room if someone is chewing food loudly
I won't say obsessed but food/sweets mad. Associates a lot of times with food. Eg. Oh, I remember her, she had a jam sandwich.
Comes home from school and sometimes just shouts out random phrase or noise as if she's been holding it in
Doesn't get sarcasm or detailed jokes, but fine with knock knock.
Asks pointless random questions
Very immature, doesn't see to have changed since at least 8, can't really remember before that.
She has been like this def a few years, maybe longer but because of age it's not really been noticeable or a worry.
Friendships seem ok but she is always the one left on her own if they pair up in school and there are an odd number of children.
She goes to secondary in sept. and I'm worried that as her peers progress she will stay where she is.
Academically she is fine average or above. She has friends. Socially seems fine apart from saying random things occasionally. School has no concerns. She definitely acts differently around family etc. but in school is contained.
I have asked for a referral from docs, but if it comes back no, do I fight for her or hope she grows out of it?
If anyone has any idea what could be wrong I would love to hear what you think.
Last edited by 2outof3; 06-20-2012 at 08:57 AM.