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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My daughter is nearly 8 years old, she does not seem to have

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My daughter is nearly 8 years old, she does not seem to have empathy, she struggles socially, is sensitive to loud noises. She is not able to express her worries, has temper tantrums when she is worried about things. I think she might be on the autistic spectrum - I am not sure what to do about her, I am really struggling with her.
Sorry about these issues.
She could be not autistic but Aperger's or milder ASD which can progress to a good functioning adulthood.
Please persist with assessment and help. Be supportive and have long talks with her in congenial atmosphere.
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