What's the deal with the ASQSE?
August 19, 2014 5:10 PM Subscribe
My 21 month old's daughter just sent home with her a questionnaire called the ASQSE, which from what I gather is intended to help diagnose ASD. Her answers on the questionnaire would indicate that she doesn't have a problem. BUT. They sent this thing home with me for a reason, right?
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She only has a handful of adults with whom she interacts normally: me, her dad, her grandma and "uncle" (who live with us), and her aunt. She plays with some kids at school, but frequently goes off to play by herself (and seems okay with this). She interacts little to not at all with her teachers, even though she's been seeing them four days a week for 2 months now. She is generally shy with her doctor or other strangers. At home or in public with her family, she is generally happy, noisy, and playful. She says upwards of 50 words, likes to sing and play (including playing with me or other family members), follows directions (well, most of the time), etc.
Prior to them sending home this assessment, I had begun to worry because she refuses to talk to strangers or to me when strangers are involved in the conversation. But I wasn't too worried because she seems fine otherwise, and her dad and I are both generally quiet individuals. But now I'm freaking out. The doctor knows she's quiet with strangers, but didn't express any concerns about it. What are my next steps? I know YANMD, but do you think I have something to worry about?