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autistic toddler with random screaming/ laughing rants diiamondchula 18 kids; Toms River, New Jersey 754 posts
7th Nov '12

I just want to make sure this is normal and advice on how i can deal with it. My daughter is almost 3 years old and was diagnosed with autism. Ever since the storm (hurricane sandy ) we lost everything and we have been going from one familys house to another, but ever since the storm my daughter has been randomly screaming at the top of her lungs ,not in like anger but rather like she just wants to do it. it will be in the middle of the store restaurant the house... we tell her to stop but than she will either scream louder or run in a circle over and over again. she is extremely verbal - although she has more difficulty understanding . Her doctor said thats the wierd thing about her shes speaks more than she knows... but anyway does anyone have any idea if thats normal and how to deal with it?

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
7th Nov '12

My son is on the Autism spectrum and he'll randomly scream and laugh. He will also laugh hysterically at things that shouldn't be funny. ie, getting dressed, sitting on the potty.. And just different things.

diiamondchula 18 kids; Toms River, New Jersey 754 posts
7th Nov '12

how do you get him to stop screaming ;; because when my daughter does it if we are around my parents they just get mad and mean

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th Nov '12

children w/autism dont usually handle change in their routine well and can express their anxiety in a variety of ways.....that being said, i think u should look up non-verbal learning disorder (just to keep yourself informed) and to know the signs as your child gets older. It is closely linked to autism spectrum disorders (like aspergers). I have a child w/aspergers and 1 w/nvld.....

diiamondchula 18 kids; Toms River, New Jersey 754 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting 5 blessings so far....:" children w/autism dont usually handle change in their routine well and can express their anxiety in a ... [snip!] ... gets older. It is closely linked to autism spectrum disorders (like aspergers). I have a child w/aspergers and 1 w/nvld....."


the thing is she is extremely verbal- i dont think she understand half the things she says or half the things she is being told- but she is extremely verbal. Thats the weird thing because i read random screaming is ussually found in non verbal children on the spectrum

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting diiamondchula:" the thing is she is extremely verbal- i dont think she understand half the things she says or half ... [snip!] ... verbal. Thats the weird thing because i read random screaming is ussually found in non verbal children on the spectrum"


non-verbal learning disorder (essentially means that the child has issues w/things that are nonverbal....facail expressions, give &take of conversation, action/consequense and reasoning skills....there is a big gap in there verbal and nonverbal IQ)
my 12yr old daughter has the reading rate/ spelling accuratacy of a college student but the socail and reasoning skills of an elementry schooler, major sensory issues, and anxiety. its difficult to diagnos from autism disorders untill the child is older but the frustration from the comprehension defict can cause major outbursts)

diiamondchula 18 kids; Toms River, New Jersey 754 posts
7th Nov '12

thank you!!!

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting diiamondchula:" thank you!!!"


no problem...feel free to ask me anything. my ''specail needs'' kids are 11 & 12yrs old so i have seen pretty much everything odd possible.