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Question: 4 year old with diagnosis of Development Delay

 KKockler - Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:43 am

I am a speech/language pathologist working with a 4 year old male. He also receives OT and PT. He has a dx of "Developmental Delay" but I suspect much more. He has very low muscle tone all over and tends to lean toward whomever he is near for support. There are autistic-like characteristics (echolalia, minimal eye contact, very limited response and interaction with others, etc.). He uses very few words to express himself. I suspect agenisis of the corpus callosum or perhaps some other neurologic or genetic syndrome. I am looking for information that I can give to parents so they can begin their own research and begin to recognize (probably need to accept more than recognize) the real, underlying issues with their son. They apparently adore their doctor, but the doctor isn't being completely forthcoming with them. Please advise.
 Jennifer R.N. - Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:22 pm

Or a lower functioning Aspergers syndrome maybe. There are tons of sites on Aspergers. I know only because my 10 year old son has it. He is very high functioning though. Maybe you could look towards some of those and see if he fits the bill. :-)


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