Svjetlana - posted on 08/17/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 16 month old second child (second boy) who has a language delay. He has been evaluated by a child psychologist and two speech therapists. And they do not see it as autism.
- He waves bye bye and claps
- He points to the direction of the desired object (whole hand-not finger)
- He brings me objects of interest, toys he wants me to work, shows me what he has in his hand
- his understanding of language is improving (he knows give, take, sit, milk, hole, hot, no, go outside, "nyam nyam" which means eat and a couple of other things...)
- he does like people and playing games like, ring around the rosie, peak a boo, catch me games, hiding games, anything physical)
- doesn't mind being touched, flipped, squished, kissed ect..
- he is sad when his older brother cries, he laughs when people play and are smiling
- there is back and fourth sound exchange
- he attempts to communicate in other ways like taking me to what he wants
- no feeding issues
- generally likes being with people
- can imitate actions / sometimes sounds if you show him a couple of times
- says "ok, give, go, ye" has lots of sounds
- he pets my head when i say "pretty mommy"
- no real words with intention, he looks at me and puts his arms towards me and "yells" to be picked up... doesn't say ma ma
- doesn't play with too many different toys...some he uses properly..others he bangs, throws and so on...
- no pointing with index finger
- no imaginary play that i can see
Despite "experts" telling me he is not autistic... i cant help but be afraid that something is wrong... i am sad he is not developing communication as should.
How do your children compare? Any thoughts?
(we are in speech therapy once a week in our home)
Thank you :)