Quoting BrandyJ#3:" You are due on my bday! lol Anyhow, did you ever get a second opinion? I hear so many things about ... [snip!] ... think or her just being a little behind and its not as bad as they think. Im just not sure what to think about all of this. "
Oh cool! haha
Nope. Never taken him anywhere else. His doctor thinks he's got temper issues, they think he's fine, all parties agree he's extremely intelligent for his age. I was so concerned at first that I cried for days, felt like I was a terrible parent and whatever issues he may have are my fault, etc. But then I guess I just realized at some point it doesn't matter that much. He's happy and that's all that matters to me. I do my best to make sure he's learning and to understand his needs because they're different than most kids, but I don't want to put him through doctors and specialists his whole life to figure out an exact diagnosis when I don't plan on putting him on medication. Right now he has a developmental interventionist and a speech therapist that both come on different days and if he acted like he didn't like it I would quit the program. He enjoys it so I'm okay with it.
He's unique, there's no doubt about that but he's perfectly capable of functioning, learning and taking care of himself already. I won't push for any kind of treatment because he's fine the way he is. The not talking is the only thing he's really having any issues with and he uses sign language now, so that's good enough for me. He'll start talking when he's ready to and everyone that works with him has said when he does start talking he's going to go from no words at all to full sentences right off the bat and he's going to know a lot of things we never would have thought he knew.
Now that I have sufficiently rambled on... lol. Basically, I wouldn't let anyone push you into thinking there's something wrong with your little girl or that you even need to treat her. If she's having a hard time and would be happier then go for it, but don't let them push you into any kind of treatment to make her "normal." She's still really young and it's hard to tell much at this age.