Neurodevelopmental Dis
It's about my niece. A girl child, although can stand up straight, doesn't dare to walk by herself. I've personally seen her walk a few steps when we weren't supporting her by holding hand but doesn't walk by herself. Except mumma, papa and 'ga' (asking me to sing nursery rhyme) she doesn't say much. Though she recognizes nursery rhymes even with the opening lines. But doesn't respond when someone calls her (It could be naming confusion). Her head is slightly depressed at the back towards right. Somewhat squint eyes. A doctor her parents recently visited has identified it as Autism. But most the autism symptoms are not manifested in her. I wasn't physically present during the visits, but having been with the child for 6 good months, recently, I can't fathom she could be suffering frm Autism. Do we need second opinion? Is a teamwork of Pediatrician and Neurologist required in her case? Respected Doctors! please throw some light. Thanks
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Please consult a Psychiatrist first and paediatrician after that
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