Shelly - posted on 08/14/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
Hi! My son just turned 4 in July and is still not talking! He does have an autism and adhd diagnosis. He has been in an early intervention since he was 15 months and we have never stopped since then. In a few weeks he will be starting his second year at an autism based preschool that also has peers in the classroom to model for the kids on the spectrum. He is very moody, energetic and at the same time very sweet and WANTS to interact with the other kids. He is still slightly developmentally behind, but has come along way in the past few months....but the whole speech thing is so frustrating (for him and us) Some days are just soooo hard!! I want to give up, but of course I never would! I love him and pray everyday he will start to talk but I just don't know what else to do. We use pictures and some signs (the pics seem to work better for him) at home, but it is so hard to explain to people what it is like to have a 4 year old who wants to do things every other 4 year old is doing, but just can't. We do try our best to treat him just like our other son as far as discipline and general house rules and he responds well to it, he just is not talking at all!! I guess this just turned into me venting...sorry...just not sure what else we can do for him.