- I'm Steph, mum to two gorgeous girls (OK, so I am slightly biased....) hence the Blog title!I started this blog after a visit to the paediatrician with our younger daughter (aged 2 years and 7 months at the time). The visit produced some shock news that she could be diagnosed with autism. She had delayed speech but at the time we didn't suspect it was anything unusual.... to see the original post, please click the link at the bottom of this page.
- After much reading and research, we came to the conclusion that our youngest girl has a particular sub-type of Autism called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Asperger's Syndrome and Classic Autism are two other sub-types.
obsessively resisting ordinary demands
appearing sociable on the surface but lacking depth in their understanding (often recognised by parents early on)
excessive mood swings, often switching suddenly
comfortable (sometimes to an extreme extent) in role play and pretending
language delay, seemingly as a result of passivity, but often with a good degree of 'catch-up'
obsessive behaviour, often focused on people rather than things.
Here's a link to my first ever post: Today - A diagnosis of autism?
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