Keshnee - posted on 03/28/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 3years and 8 months old and still not conversational. He has a huge vocabulary and will only answer once asked a question. He understands instructions and loves going to nursery school. During my last parents meeting with his teacher, she had suggested taking him in for an assessment with a speech therapist since he is so unlike other kids of his age group. He loves school and pays full attention in class and is able to follow through on singing time and loves drawing. He has good pencil control, able to complete a puzzle, loves building block activities and he colors well too. He does play with others only if they invite him into their circle but its more parallel play rather than interactive. He does keep eye contact with the other kids while playing but would not say a word. He loves being with other kids and is always the only kid who can’t stop smiling at the community park. His teacher even suggested that he might have slight autism tendencies since he’s so delayed with his interactive speaking skills. She feels that its strange for a child his age to have willingness to learn and can memorize anything but does have the skills to talk or make a conversation at his age. Please advise if I should be seriously concerned or does he need more playdates???… he’s our only child and we have not managed to arrange many play dates for him apart from his time in nursery 5 times a week.