Quoting she nan igans:" First? Breathe. I know it's hard. My daughter was severe speech delays, so I get it. She was close to ... [snip!] ... stressed, but it's true. I wish I had advice that woudl make it all a LOT easier, but I will say that it does get better. "
Quoting Taylor Migliano:" He sounds just like DD v1.0 and she didn't say a word until around her second birthday. She's 2.5 now ... [snip!] ... full sentences now. My mom says my sister didn't start talking until she turned 3. I think you're stressing over it too much."
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" I hadn't actually compared him until recently when another mom said something to me about it. She looked ... [snip!] ... just not talking, it's no communication at all. It's like he doesn't even know I'm there and will give him whatever he wants."
Quoting Taylor Migliano:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Reise's Mommy:</b>" It's not that I worry there's anything ... [snip!] ... just yet might be really frustrating to him and the fact that people keep pushing him so hard to might not be helping."I might think that if he tried to communicate but he doesn't. It's like he hates people or something. He doesn't want to be around us. He wants to do everything himself and doesn't want help or to talk to you about it. If you have an animal book and are trying to show him stuff he will take the book from you and go sit by himself and look at it. If you have something he wants rather than ask you for it he'll either try to take it from you forcefully or he'll just go get something else. He only recently started using the signs he does because he was getting angry I wasn't just giving him what I thought he wanted. His developmental interventionist and his speech therapist say he's not autistic, which is something they were initially worried about and he doesn't have any mental incapabilities, he's just "stubborn" and "independent"
Quoting she nan igans:" You mentioned someone coming to the house. Is that Early Intervention? If so, have they done an evaluation ... [snip!] ... it's just taking him longer to get into really using them. It took my daughter a while too, but they eventually came."Yes, they did an evaluation before they started him in the program and said he's "stubborn" I don't see that as a diagnoses but that's the only reason they have that he's not communicating. He is getting better but lately it's just driving me nuts. I wish he would play with the hundreds of toys he has or sit down with me and do ANYTHING but he won't. He won't even sit still to eat. He bounces in his chair the entire time he's eating, if he's in his chair. If he has a snack in the living room he runs around the room while he's eating. He gets choked because he won't even stop moving to take a drink of his sippy cup.
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" Yes, they did an evaluation before they started him in the program and said he's "stubborn" I don't see ... [snip!] ... he runs around the room while he's eating. He gets choked because he won't even stop moving to take a drink of his sippy cup."
Quoting she nan igans:" Maybe look into food issues? I've heard some people need to take their kids off different things like ... [snip!] ... be that he is delayed and stubborn. Some kids are. You just have to figure out what works for them, which is always different. "
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" I don't feel like it's autism. I was worried about it for a while but he doesn't mind being touched ... [snip!] ... none of it made sense, but he was trying, then he quit. He stopped saying anything and is now back to jabber 6 months later."
Quoting she nan igans:" I think he'll catch up then, when he's ready to. Does he have any sensory problems? That was my daughters ... [snip!] ... Maybe look into sensory processing disorder? It really have just be killer. It's taken a long time to get her past it all."