Kayla - posted on 12/13/2013 ( 44 moms have responded )
So my son is just over 2 now. The only thing he will say is "ma" for mom. Sometimes he points to his dad and says "da". He used to say cup, but now he doesn't say that at all. I have had his hearing checked, and he can hear just fine. He has 2 sisters, an older one and a younger one, and he plays fine with them, but if I take the kids to the park or library, he will not play with other kids.
Some other things that I find odd, are that if anyone besides me changes his diaper, he screams his head off (sometimes my husband can with out my son screaming but that is very rare). I have left him with my mom before, and when I left he went to the window saying "ma, ma, ma" and my mom said he just sat on the couch until I returned. He didn't want to play or watch a movie or anything.
He understands everything I say. I can ask him to put his dirty laundry in the basket, turn off the light, etc and he does it. He just doesn't say anything, even if I say "light" he won't repeat it. And I have endlessly kept trying to get him to repeat words in a subtle way like that, but he just stares at me or walks away.
I try to teach him to say words, but he doesn't focus. He starts throwing fits, and then sometimes he will just walk to his room and sit on his bed with this blank look on his face. Believe me, I have tried everything that I can think of. Is there anyone with advice on what I should do, or if he has some sort of medical condition? I really don't know what to do. I should add that I have been to some workshops for parents on children with speech delays, and he has been referred to a speech pathologist, so we are waiting for that appointment. Any advice or support would be appreciated, just please don't be rude. He is only 2, yet he is bigger than my almost 4 year old, so he looks a lot older than he is and I have heard so many rude comments from people, I just can't take anymore.