My sisters daughter

by MANDY
(UK)

Hi mu sister has a little girl called beth she is 4 years old - my sister is struggling to get a diagnosis or anyone to take her seriously. Beth mimics her younger sister Becca 2 years literally - if Becca crawls in the floor so does Beth,if Becca shouts out so does Beth and this can go on for hours.She mimics televison advert repeatedly, says phrases over and over again.She is still in nappies as she doesn't seem to understand when she needs to go to toilet.She gets upset if hair blows in her face almost like its painful for her.My sister brushes her hair (the back)and Beth will fall over backwards. She has repetitive behaviour - my sister says its like groundhog day each day - in the morning Beth will have the same conversation every morning word for word..She will put a mouthful of food in her mouth followed by another and another.Obsessed with food - has one meal and is asking about the next straight away.


She will go to a shop and Beth will say goodbye to the shop assistant the assistant will say goodbye then Beth will say it again and if the lady doesnt say it again she will get upset and start screaming and crying.The other day she was in a shop when a little boy got excited and started jumping up and down talking to his mum , she copied this exactly jumping up and down repeating what he had said to HIS mum??

Please does anyone have any ideas??

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Dec 24, 2010
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advice
by: Anonymous

Her repetitive behavior can be due to Autism spectrum disorder or due to low IQ or both.

Full physical and psychiatric examination is
extremely helpful.



Jul 21, 2010
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get her tested
by: frustrated granny

please help your sister to get her daughter tested for ASD, as this sounds as though your niece could be autistic.

Your sister will need all your love and support through this long process of diagnosis. Tell her to also contact your local social work department because they can often give help and advice, or put her in touch with other parents going through the same thing.

This can often be a release valve knowing you are not alone.

God bless and I hope your niece gets the care and support she is entitled to.

Jul 13, 2010
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asd??
by: Anonymous

sounds like autism spectrum disorder or something in the asd category. i have a 3 year old girl who has displayed some similar symptoms but by the sounds not as prominent and i have pushed hard to get a diagnosis and paid lots but we are on the right track.start searching for some good specialists normally by word of mouth you find the good ones. the earlier you can get your sister comfortable with the idea the better because early intervention is paramount then you can start getting the help that is needed.

May 19, 2010
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autism
by: Anonymous

She needs to be evaluated for autism spectrum disorders.

Apr 21, 2010
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Sister's daughter
by: Anonymous

Make a notebook with all your observations discuss this with your sister (my sister didnt like my observations but I made them anyway) and tell you that based on what you see you believe she has some autistic things going on- and that she should be evaluated by a specialist (oh how I wish my cousin would have verbalized her observations about my youngest daughter years ago instead of 2 wks ago)

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