Could it still be Autism?

Tandy - posted on 08/29/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My grandson has scored 13 on the M-CHAT. The doctor doesn't believe it is Autism because my grandson has eye contact, finally can point and loves. He is 20 months. He was late in walking, well 10 months old. He started singing at 3 months, he started talking at 4 1/2 months. His words were never complete other then Mom which he calls me. his words were always broken but was putting two words together and nhad a VERy large vocabulary till he turned 1. He stopped being able to talk other then Mom but gestured with a strange moaning noise. About 15 months he began with made up words and broken words again. He doesn't sleep at night still, he thrives on textures so much that he goes and laughs at touching pokey trees, licks the road, tries chewing on rocks. He has to touch everything. He is constantly going and he seems to like a certain amount of pain. He walks around (not all the time but a lot) repeating same sound over and over. He pinches mainly bites and pulls hair which maybe normal so... He is soothed only by constant moving. He doesn't do pretend play except maybe phone but he talks to his dad on the phone as I have custody so he gets the phone and says dadada.

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Trish - posted on 09/04/2013

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Nothing has been said about autism. When you said your grandson walked late and said it was at 10 months, I was confused. 10 months is early to start walking, since many babies are not walking until at least 15 months old. I've never heard of a baby talking at 4-1/2 months old. That is quite amazing. My granddaughter makes sounds sometimes but it isn't actual babbling or cooing. It's kind of a "Uhhhhhh, Uh, Uhhhhhhh" sound. She is able to do some things that other babies her age do but she doesn't smile and that seems sad. Also, she doesn't make eye contact.

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