Rachel - posted on 02/19/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
This is really bothering me but my little guy (18 mo) seems to have some delays in communication. he isn't really verbal..he says a few words but hardly ever in the correct context and doesn't really understand a lot of simple direction. I feel like at times, he's just ignoring me or bored with me (SAHM) but then other times I truly think he has no idea what I am saying. We had him screened for autism and he passed the screening but they did say he was delayed in communication but advanced in motor skills and cognitive development so he isn't "slow or unintelligent" its just communication. Another interesting thing I have found is that he dislikes coloring and playdough but is really impressive when it comes to music. sometimes i just watch him in awe when he tries to play "twinkle twinkle little star" on his keyboard.and it seems to me there may be a link between speech delay and a disliking things like coloring. just in the past 2 days I've seen 4 instances of that combination of quirks. anyone else having issues like this and have any insight?