Is severe speech delay autism?

Meena - posted on 03/26/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 1/2 and he is only using a few words but he knows his numbers, colors and shapes he doesn't play with kids and always seems like he's in his own world and has poor eye contact. All he wants to do all day is play with his trains or watch trains on tv. Has anyone else's kid showed signs of autism as a toddler then outgrew them?

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Caroline - posted on 03/26/2015

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Speech delay is developmental there can be different reasons for it we got a hearing test done lots of speech therapy helped my child and he had lots in school I had a big pile of work to do at home as well the therpist told me let your house fall apart around you you need to do this and it paid in the long run now he can talk and I would tell him did you swallow a dictionary for breakfast and I would get a strange look because to him people don't eat books and one won't fit in their you have to pre think everything very literal thinking and poor eye. Contact. And social at toddler age and speech delayed you need to be aware of his behaviour eating sleeping and tolerance of clothes and noise and going shopping and so on check the signs of asd

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Caroline - posted on 03/27/2015

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Words are pronounced different fish was (sips) you can work on pronouncing the sounds rolling your younger or putting your finger on your tongue pronouncing sounds we had a lot of this years ago a good speech therpist will know there is a computer programme where you have the picture and then you introduce the word and work from there but you will get there in stages could take couple of years

Iamakitty - posted on 03/27/2015

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don't know. in swore alot when i was our. i couldn't pronounce words well. lol crunch was pronounced as cunt

Caroline - posted on 03/27/2015

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You can go through evaluation online yourself with the rating scales this might give you an idea it can take time to know what the diagnosis is when they are young depends on the child but the more you research the more you know sometimes the doctors don't really know but the main thing is to be aware of the symptoms and trust your own instinct a good specialist with lots of experience will know or nerouoligist my son had sever delay in speech and language you should hear him now he could educate you lots of speech therapy singing songs to him and actions keep trying and good luck

Meena - posted on 03/26/2015

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He is ok with loud noises and most foods although there are a few textures that he won't touch or eat. He had an mri and dr said he had delayed myelination in the back part of his brain but I'm not sure what that really means

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