1014New to Group
- Jan 30, 2006Hello,
My name is Cathy and my daughter Jennifer is 3 1/2 yrs old. Although
she hasn't been formally diagnosed with Angelman, the test results
back in Sept '04 came back negative, she exhibits most all of the
characteristics. I am in the process of obtaining the names of the
tests that were administered to send via email to Sheila Wenger, of
the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (at www.angelman.org). She believes
Jennifer does have the syndrome from what I have told her.
Anyhow, Jennifer is a very bright, happy, VERY energetic (I call her
my little Energizer Bunny!!) child who loves music, Blue's Clue's, and
playing on the computer! She is developmentally delayed, no firm
diagnosis yet, and she is expressive speech delayed. She has GREAT
receptive language but only knows a few words and does not use them
much at all. She has recently started having Absence Seizures, which
have shown up on a recent EEG. She attends a special needs preschool
five days a week for 4 hrs each day. She loves going to school, from
what I can gather as she doesn't speak. She is very friendly and not
shy at all.
Can anyone relate to the forementioned? And, is there hope for an
expressive speech delayed child with Angelman Syndrome to ever speak??
Mom to Jennifer 3.7 DD, possible AS
and Lauren, 11 'normal'
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