My 3 years 2 month son still didnt really make a conversation with me.

Abbymisir - posted on 02/27/2017 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Im worried to see my toddler development. Its seem like he still doesnt really communicate with me and he is having a speech delay. i see a Child Specialist and they suggest me to do therapy. If my son is having autism, is it possible for him to speak in the future? is it true that all autism kids only talk nonsense once he can talk?

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Sarah - posted on 02/27/2017

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Please don't be offended by my question. Is there a language issue in the home? For example do you speak a language other than English? If your son is exposed to more than one language her can certainly have a delay in speaking. Right now, the best advice is to continue with the therapy, ask for suggestions from the therapist for you to work with him on your own and keep reading and talking to him all of the time.
Ev is correct that many kids (most in fact) on the autism spectrum speak and learn to manage pretty well.

Ev - posted on 02/27/2017

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At the age of three boys tend to be behind girls a bit in talking. My son was not really that understandable until he was 3.5 years old or a bit older. You have to work with him so he can learn the words for things, emotions, and getting what he wants. If he is pulling you to what he wants make him learn the words for that. And make it harder each time...this will make him try to talk. Use the therapy things he is getting as well. You can not expect a child who is just coming out of toddler years to preschool years to have a full vocabulary and hold and adult like conversation with you. And if he is not diagnosed as Autistic and he seems to show some of the obvious signs does not mean he has issues at all. It is normal for some kids to show the signs of different disorders but be normal or typical. I worked with special needs kids for several years in a preschool setting and saw a lot of different delays and disabilities. Kids learn at different stages..

Ev - posted on 02/27/2017

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The best thing you can do is to go with the therapy and work at home with him just as you would if he was not Autistic. Is he high functioning? Low functioning? In the middle somewhere? All kids are different. There is no single form of Autism. There are minimal to severe forms of this disorder. My son was diagnosed with Autism but he is high functioning but I have always believed that he was misdiagnosed with this but for the long run from the day he was said to be this way, I have always encouraged him to do his best, not to give up, and to learn as much as he could. He has also always seen the world so differently than the rest of us normal people. To this day he makes me think twice about some topics when he gives me his opinion. Having Autism is not the end of the world. It is what you do with it that makes it positive or negative. My son did not get any positiveness from his dad and step mom over it. They were convinced that he would grow up and still need services to be able to live independently, handle money, and so forth. Today at 20 years old he is working a full time job, paying half the rent/utilities and other bills in our apartment, and he is making informed decisions for his own self care and other things.

Ev - posted on 02/27/2017

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Not all kids who have autism speak late or talk nonsense....it is such a wide spectrum.

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Abbymisir - posted on 02/28/2017

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Thanks for all the respond.. im really appreciate it..im quite relieved now.. i will work on his therapy and try my best to encourage him to speak..

Sarah - posted on 02/27/2017

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There is a spectrum of Autism disorders. At one end is mild or high functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome and the other end profound autism. Kids can fall anywhere on that spectrum. Some kids have only mild sensory issues and others are completely nonverbal and withdrawn. It is quite possible your child is not autistic at all. He may just be delayed due to being exposed to two languages. I learned English and Polish at the same time as a child and I was a delayed talker. If this were my child, I'd consult a speech therapist and work with him for 6-12 months to evaluate if he is able to close the gap between him and his peers. If speech seems to be his only delay, I would not jump to a conclusion of an autism spectrum disorder.

Abbymisir - posted on 02/27/2017

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I teach my son in English but he was expose to another language outside.. im from Malaysia, so most of people speak Malay. the only reason i talk to my child in English, because his father is American. The father is in USA and just my child with me at home in Malaysia. Maybe its one of the reason why he has a delayed speech. What is Mild Autism?

Abbymisir - posted on 02/27/2017

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My son is not diagnose having the spectrum yet. He dont fit all the criteria for autism but the only obvious things is, he doesnt really want to communicate with me.. He only communicate in a very little word like 'bring me up', 'open' and several words... but arcording to the therapist, he has a lots of vocabulary.. but im still very worried because he doesnt have interest to talk to me.. most of the time he like to pull my hand if he wanted something.. i always remind him to speak.. sometimes he respond me, but most of the time he dont.. He like to sing a song or counting 1,2,3 but never ask me or talk to me. Is it normal for autism kids?

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