27 month daughter dosn't talk much

Sofia - posted on 07/26/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello Im new here:
I have a 27-month old daughter. She was born normal and walked at 10 months.
At her 2-year check up, she would not listen to the DR. The Dr said, she was a little concern so she gave us a referral to the developmental dr and speech therapist. My husband says we did not need to go. My daughter takes some instructions like sit down, give me your hand, give me five, give me a kiss, say bye etc. She does not always respond to her name especially when shes playing. the developmental dr is a 10-month wait, so i called early interventions which they tested everything and said everything was fine except communication. I went to the speech therapist and my daughter would not listen to her and did not like her, she said that she has some signs of autism but i do not believe that and she said she can no dx her and only a developmental dr can. Early intervention have recommended 5x a week DI(developmental interventionist) and twice a month speech. my daughter says between 15-20 words and loves playing with children. I am really nervous about what the speech therapist said but deep inside i think there is nothing wrong. Its only been two weeks with early intervention and she is doing great, and all the therapist are saying that she is picking up left and right and very smart. I don't know, should i keep the appointment with the developmental pediatrician or not, i don't think i need it and my daughter is only 27-months old. My daughter loves to imitate people and kids. I just don't know. First child, im only 23. I have not been able to sleep in 2-months.

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Jessie - posted on 07/29/2014

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My son was also delayed with speech. He also had fine and gross motor issues. He was eventually diagnosed as high functioning autistic. I enrolled him in the Juice Plus+ Children's Health study, and he has overcome his delays and a happy, smart, functional kid today.

Sarah - posted on 07/26/2014

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I would keep it. She may not need it and she may not be autistic, but it is always good to follow up with recommendation from docs just to be sure everything is good or to get the help that is needed. If she is needing more services then the earlier the better as this will help her to get where she should be developmentally.

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