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Dr. Navitsky
Dr. Navitsky, Board Certified Pediatrician
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Experience:  US Pediatrician licensed in California living abroad
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I,M Concerned about my daughter she has never really engaged

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I,M Concerned about my daughter she has never really engaged with other chidren very well
or adults she plays on her own at school although she quite happy and content she doent really engage properly like other children aged 10
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Navitsky replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Navitsky :

Hi there this is Dr. Jody Navitsky and I can talk with you today. I apologize that it has taken a while for a professional to respond today! Everyone must be out celebrating Valentine´s day!

Dr. Navitsky :

So tell me a bit more about your daughter if you can. Has she always been socially isolated since she was little or is it a recent thing? What about her development in general when she was younger, did she ever give you any other causes for concern? Her health in general has been good? How does she do in school?

Dr. Navitsky :

There are many different types of personalities in children as well as in adults. Some kids are shy inherently without actually having any pathology. There are however a number of conditions that can influence a child´s social development and the way they interact with their peers. Usually when a child has such a condition there are other accompanying factors that are causes for concern not just the fact that they don´t engage regularly with other kids or with adults.

Dr. Navitsky :

How affectionate is she with her family?

Dr. Navitsky :

Do you have any particular conditions you are worried about specifically?

Dr. Navitsky :

I would love to chat with you when you catch this response. We may however play at internet chat tag a bit before we can both be ready to chat a the same time. Just type in a response and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!