Christine - posted on 05/19/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 4.5 son was just diagnosed with Autism die to his speech problems. The reason he was diagnosed so late is everyone told us they did not see him being autism as he is social, athletic and follows directions. His Speech therapists say his speech sounds like a severe phonological disorder with expressive delays. I am told by both his teacher and therapists he will eventually be ok but it will be a long road. Has anyone else gone through this? Little by little I am starting to be able to communicate with him and I have seen improvement in speech since last year but very slow growth.