Am I hurting him? PT and OT people seem pleased with her progress.They are going to begin to use kinesiology tape on her this week. How can I change is behaviour to respond to us and communicate better? He's very active and babbles a lot but apart from sounds like "mama" and dada" and "aahhhh" he hasn't really said a word. I have a question regarding concerning behaviour (not pointing waving etc) but my son has glue ear. My son is almost 16 months. She does softly laugh if played with, as long as you’re looking in her eyes and deliberately making her laugh. My impression is that he is just focused on the physical stuff right now? I wasn't really worried about him not talking until he went to his doctor and they said he should be saying about 6 words besides mama and dada. Belle has severe GERD with breathing complications and has spent a lot of her infant days in hospitals and in and out of Drs offices which in turn limited her play time. Like she says, goy goy goy or lgy lgy lgy. She doesn’t point in the literal sense though grabs and draws her hands towards the person if she wants to be picked up. Their articulation gets better fast. Which means 'no!'. I am writing all these details as its really confusing. I am taking care of my nephew because he was drug exposed in utero. She never responds to her name. We praise him and he gets all excited, smiles and laughs and looks very proud and shy about it. He responds to his name and is crawling, standing, and cruising, but does not point, clap, or wave. Hi Apple, My child is 17 months he started walking late with the help of therapy. Even I don’t understand why this particular question is avoided? My daughter is 20 months old and have the same problem like yours whats happened with your one does she have autism ? She looks in my eyes and smiles if I smile first, but she doesn’t engage with strangers – kind of ignores everyone. each baby is different. Copies your gestures like pointing, clapping, or waving. His name is David. He also calls his father by his first name and well...bascially babbles up a storm with his own 'baby language'...I'm just a bit concerned that he doesn't really talk as yet at 15 months but we're hoping that he comes around soon. Hi Dr Swanson: I was reading your post and sounds just like my granddaughter. Hi, He says Dada, dougie ,what’s this, is it good,and the rest he talks but can’t understand him it’s more jibber jabber he’s only ever said mommy two times Other than his name its like he barely understands what you are saying. He is now crawling, pulling himself up on everything, babbles like crazy, makes great eye contact and is very social. We are having someone come out to watch him and evaluate, then we will talk with a doctor to decide what to do next. Anyhow he barely makes eye contact while saying these things. She has always been unusually quiet for a baby – incredibly easy, it seemed! He will be gping into daycare soon and we will be moving, I am really hoping the change will reflect in a positive way. After 10 … You'll notice that her intonations sound very conversational, even though she's not speaking any words. He will respond to his name but sometimes its like he pretends he doesn’t hear you. I was reading through the comments on this site as I have 2 children (daughter aged 3 years and 9 months) and son (aged 2 years and 9 months) who have speech, language and communication delay. Mama, da da or da dy, ba ba and tata (i breastfeed). My 17 month old son babbles a lot. Hi Emily, He is 14 months old . Is there any advice? Otherwise only yelling, grunting or humming noises. She can identify her hair, nose, eyes, ears etc. Responds to her name between 9-12 months of age. Recognizes who people are and loves peek a boo, “if you’re happy and you know it”, & “patty cake. Anyone ever have a similar experience? He plays with chiildren and he play peak a boo and he plays with evry toy. As long as that remains the case, we cannot with clear certainty predict who will and will not develop disorders on the “Spectrum”. Is that ok ? You seem to know what you are talking about, so I’m wondering if you think there is a connection between vegetables and sunlight and autism? We have a lovely 9 month old daughter Belle. My son responds to his name, babbles a lot, wave, clap, shakes his head for no and yes, makes eye contact with us and strangers and is very social (loves playing with other children and adults in and outside the family). They have told me he is delayed but not by how much.i told them I was worried about autism and they basically made me feel like I’m crazy. My son is 15 months and doesn't really speak yet..he says "mama" only when sad or angry, but says "dada" most of the time. What do they mean by “eye contact”? She is not sitting up yet but is much closer than she was. I have 5 children, ages 4&under, maybe him not having my full attention constantly could be the cause of the way hes acting. I also used a walker. He response to peek-a-boo&patty cake(pulling my hands away from eyes&when i stop playing pattycake hell grab my hands&make them clap). These are the things I am truly worried about, though: he doesn’t say ANY words – not mamma, dadda or anything; he does not point at anything, although he can turn pages in a book when he occasionally will look at one; he does not gesture towards or for anything; he doesn’t know how to hold a crayon and cannot draw a line; he makes a near-constant grumbling, humming sound when eating or just sitting or running; he cannot use a spoon or pretend to use a brush; he runs mostly on his toes … and mostly runs instead of walking; he cannot clap his hands or wave; he makes eye contact with his mom and step-siblings (I think? He play well and laugh but not understand our request?. The initial prediction was he would present with a physical disability, however he amazed us all by being exceptionally physically able with no physical presentation of his stroke. * First, he is clearly not deaf. Also look at what you are pointing at. He doesnt like to play with his siblings, just me&his father. they grow SO very fast! He does seem to understand quite a bit though, for example, when I ask him if he wants to go upstairs he’ll go to the stairs or if he wants to take a bath, he’ll stop whatever he’s doing to bolt towards the bathroom. Meh mum mumum mama etc., other than that there are no other words. He will not talk! Hi Paulina, Then his hearing should be checked. It was a C-section. You can’t read stories to her – she doesn’t comprehend being read to or what books/stories are. Hi! He walks on his tip toes his heels never touch the ground. He doesn’t like to hold things, respond his name after called few times, have eye contact when we call his name, not interested in playing toys, no wave hands, no pointing things and hardly seen him interact with others same age toddler but he did play with us at home. Sometimes the future always looks so bleak so its always nice to hear from someone of a similar experience and see the progress. He smiles and claps when he is happy though. We see very positive results in a lot of areas. He does engage in social play (when you roll a ball to him, he will roll it back (although not always in the same direction), but he is obsessed with spinning wheels on cars (though it doesn’t last long, he’ll rather spin the wheel than play with it) It’s impossible not to compare and language is one milestone that is fairly “quantatative” in the begging so you really do notice when one child has 12 words and yours has only 1 or 2. He doesn’t try to communicate with his words as far as saying “milk please” or “me do it” or anything like that. does poking at objects in books count? All he says is yellow car,bye bus,bye car and bye Pooh. At age 6 he was diagnosed with autism. i am really worried. Unfortunately it’s very hard to speculate on this here, and not responsible to you or your son. From that point it was other little things such as not responding to his name when hes playing and sometimes flaps his hands when he gets upset and likes to walk on his toes. Other than that, he really has no words. If you still worry, contact another doctor for a second opinion. After researching my concern I'm suddenly paniced that the regression is an early sign of autism. What worries me the most right now is he does not respond to his name. We live in the UK and my daughter now goes to preschool and my son will be starting daycare. He shows affection to me and every one who treats him well, but he does not look at the person or responds when his name is called now. By 18 months they like to see at least 6 words. My son is 15 months and he points, says a few words, makes eye contact, plays well with his toys, responds to his name, understands the simple commands,shakes no and yes, plays peek-a-boo and other things, notices and plays with, other kids at playground but the only thing he doesnt do is wave…should I be worried? She says a word to mimic what we say from time to time but not always on a consistent basis. Is there something wrong with him or is he just a late talker?I just want to ask your opinion about this. So I fear they will have a hard time getting her cooperation for an evaluation. And to add he started sucking his lower lip from 2 months… and half of time he will be busy in sucking his lower lip. Now going to school also. My 17mo son doesn’t even speak a word yet even papa or mama. is in afew weeks but I Just would like other mommy opinions, thank you! She had her stranger anxiety at about 5-8 months and got better 9 mos to present. I have a 28 months old boy who says few words.he calls me ma…and calls his father ba,grandfather dada…etc.when he wants something he grabs our hand to that and point.when he wants water he asks that by saying mummum.when he wants to sleep he can say dt.he loves to play with her elder sister.he follows some directions….like get the ball, let us go,wave bye bye,come here etc.but other than these he can’t understand.even if i scold him he understands it and my question what will i do to make him follow what we say? He is not very good with hugging or kissing. She'll intentionally repeat sounds (like "gaga") over and over. Oh and I am a teacher too and see many many many students with Autism and its not because of Immunisations. Some of which I blamed myself for not giving him the chance to learn since we had hardwoods and I didn’t let him just roll around. He loves to watch Elmo and often sings with them…very loud at times! I wouldn't worry yet. A breast-fed infant will naturally ingest around 7 milligrams of aluminum in her diet throughout the first six months of her life. He refers us to see eyes and brain specialist. He does smile when you smile at him, has GREAT EYE CONTACT She is very active, but will never wave a ‘Bye’ or say ‘no’ but she does shake her head, move away hand to show she does not like / want something. noticing and playing (even eachother). Makes eye contact when playing. It is found in plants, soil, air, and water. I cant help but panic i just want my little one to be okay. He doesn’t associate my husband and myself with our titles’ as “mama, dada”, he’ll say it but no association. But a ton of what she says are things she repeats. He hands us toys to show us and waits for us to say thank you then he takes the toy back and does it again. By 18 months, most children are also pointing at things in the sky or at grocery store. i finally at about 2 1/2 decided it was best to get him speech seeing he wasnt gaining a large vocabulary the speech teach thought it would be a good idea to teach him sign language to help him eventually learn to use morw word well yep that backfired because once she thpugh him the sighns more and please thats all he used because he was tought i get what i want by using these… in turn he stopped really using the words he had been using. Makes eye contact with people during infancy. She has never watched TV. He will not watch tv. He wakes 4 to 5 times a night and sleeps maybe an hr during the day, short naps. Even so, she is learning new words every week. As there is very little eye contact. babbling and not walking at 15 months is NOT a sign of autism. I did see a well nurse about all this but just said its his age but i think its something bit more. However dadadaddadad was his first words he refuses to say anything. They both dont really care for other children i.e. If a child, waves, claps at appropriate times, plays with toys, doesn’t hand flap etc but absolutely never ever responds to his name at 14 months should we be worried? He dose not like many foods but sometimes I seek them in n it works like one time then refuses to eat good food that he should have idk but would like to know is pbj ok? He had his check up but it was honestly something I didn’t even notice until afterward, I don’t know if I should make another appointment or wait till his 15 month. 2)Plays peek-a-boo perfectly. 5 months in EI and still no one word. Just wondering if … If you haven’t had your son’s 18 month well-child check up, it’s a good time to check in. My daughter is 14 month old. If he needs any thing, he will come to me grab my finger and take me to the thing and then make whiny noises until he gets it OR he will try to obatin the object himself. She likes to scatter them, check hold some of them for a while and go about the house pulling cords, pulling stuff from the organizers, trying to go under chairs etc. he knows his name looks/and cones to me when called, if I ask him where a certain letter or color is ge can point to it. 2)Does not have any friends or try to make any. That is, it makes them more effective by strengthening the immune system response. She can say yes aka 'des' and she says a few words like ball, dada, birdy, baby, hi, etc. Your the mom and nobody knows better than you. I say 'word' dept. he knows how to put his shoes on and off. The #1 app for tracking pregnancy and baby growth. He had never clearly followed a one step direction like this. Baby babbles like "a-ga" and "a-da" eventually combine to create basic words and word-sounds. 1)Has 50-60 words.but no sentences.No Mama,Dada yet. I have a 12 month and 3 weeks old daughter who says mama and its variations every now and then. She imitates , She plays in the park with other kids, she plays appropriately, she has very good observation , she communicates with strangers, non ritualistic, no problem with loud noise or textures, at home she understands simple commands she communicates with gestures as she has very limited words. At 18 months I realized he didn’t point and he never waved. He doesn’t point at much and his only communication to let us know he wants something is crying. My son is 15 months old and doesn’t respond to his name, wave, or look us in the eyes if we are holding him or changing him. Even when your 14-month old is not talking, it does not mean that he/she is not developing normally. My daughter was speech delayed. He is a very happy boy, crawling, crusing, babbling and is very social. He’ll do it if you point and then he works out what you mean through trial and error. I want to know what is the problem with her? My son is 23 months old. – he loves cuddles when I put my arms out he comes running, gets super excited to see mum He says mama, dada&baba. Next time you hear her babbling, listen to what she's "saying." Continue to offer your child a variety of healthy foods for each meal and limit unhealthy treats. My son is very active and pretty much just does what he wants to do. She hears very well and recognizes what certain words are but makes no gestures and won’t answer to her name. Hey doc, I buy him toddler milk. 3)Does a lot of pretend play like feeding his toys,speaking over on a toy phone. She will also hand me something when I say “can I have that?” and sometimes tries to feed me back when we’re feeding her in her high chair. I am very very worried. So we had undergone both the therapy and simultaneously I have put him in a play group. and even though I try to not compare them, I can’t help but to worry about him. She doesn’t point her ask for what she wants and is not walking. I have another 8 year old who is perfectly fine. Turn the TV off whenever you can, even if it’s just on in the background. He does a lot of 'pre talking' which means lots of gibberish and different sounds coming out of his mouth. But I am concerned because she still babbles a lot like a baby language. Please let us know when we should worry. If he is listing to rhymes, he does not look at anything else. His pediatrician said that at 18 months, they're typically saying 15-20 words, and if he's still struggling then, she might thing about referring us to a speech therapist. I am scared. She calls us honey or dear (imitates the way we call her). He does not wave, clap or point though and I worry that he doesn’t really have separation or stranger anxiety. His smile and laugh light up any room. When he want something he scream cry or try to grab it. Please let me know. I think your son is demonstrating lots of wonderful communication skills including responding to his name, understanding your language, playing games, etc. Vaccines have NOTHING to do with autism. My daughter is 16 mos. he is stubborn, he recently started feeding himself with spoon. He’s been in speech therapy through early intervention for the last 7 months, and we are starting to see progress (though to what extent that progress is from therapy versus time, I’m not certain). He interacts great with the family and strangers (minus a little fear from the new lady cutting his hair). But mostly looks at floor when she walks. He understands when i say no . She only calls me ‘ma’ when she desperately needs me, though I also doubt it could be a fluke! Smiles back when you smile. She doesn’t always respond to her name. 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