Friday

Twins and Autism




I am a career nanny but I have never had to endure the issue I have with my current family.  I am a nanny to 13 month old twins(boy and girl).  Recently I notice some behavior that b is doing that his sister does not. I know it maybe a bit early but I’m thinking he may have some signs of autism.  It’s a scary word- how would I bring up this dedicate topic up with the parents? They are first time parents...

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3 comments:

Corina said...

Yeah don’t go there. You may deal with a defensive parent. They may or may not notice or be in denial. Hopefully if anything the pediatrician will pick it up. In my state they start testing babies at exams. When my son was little I had to fill out a questionnaire. As in how many words is your child saying? When did he take his first step? Any unusual movements (stemming), hand flapping, twirling, etc. Then when he was older the doctor would ask my son to draw shapes, or write his name, ask him questions pertaining to his age group. Plus a physical exam which can detect signs of autism.









L. Campos said...

I’m also a career nanny turned mom of 4, and one of children has Down syndrome and 1 has sensory processing disorder. So I’ve had experience on both sides of the table.
I’ve had to have that uncomfortable conversation with a parent once, when the child was so extremely delayed but also displayed signs of autism at about 15 months. I approached it from a simple standpoint that I’d noticed some minor delays as well as sensory needs and that an eval would lead to some free of cost, play based, in home therapies if needed. I didn’t offer my opinion on what I felt Was going on, simply pointed out the delays and offered to help with an evaluation application if they needed support on that.

If you decide to say anything, I’d go that route. I think It is likely 1000 times less threatening to hear that your child has some delays that could be worked on via play therapy vs your child has a potential scary diagnosis and needs help.

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