Late Bloomer

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venus_in_scorpio - June 12

I dont know if any of you have a 1.5 year old or have ever yet. but my cousin who I see every single day (and also her son who is like my own child to me) had a question about him. He ahs been evaluated several times and the results are pretty much neutral.. but he seems to be a late bloomer with walking (which since moving back to mom's hometown he has started) and he doesnt talk hardly at all except to babble, say "hi" and wave (sounds like aaaiiieeee) and say uh-oh. She is worried that he may have early signs of a learning disability but I really dont think so. I am not realy thinking autism either he is a well behaved little boy, definitely hears OK (rubbed my fingers and thumb together next to his ear to see if he would turn his head either wy at the sounds and he did) and he seems liek he comprehends things like his name and the word "no". I think he is really just a late bloomer... what do you think? what is there to look for when you talk about things like autism and learning disabilities? any experience? thanks ladies...

 

HannahBaby - June 12

My daughter sat up late, crawled late, walked late and is still tippy toeing. Shes late in that area, but has a great vocab. for a 17 month old. She also has great small motor skills. If the drs. say that he is ok i wouldent worry hun :o)

 

venus_in_scorpio - June 12

Thanks. I guess theyre all different! :o)

 

Rabbits07 - June 12

There are three children in my family with autism...so I'm a huge autism awareness advocate. You can learn more about the signs of autism at http://www.autismspeaks.org (remove any dashes that appear)

 

HannahBaby - June 12

my nephew and my husbands nephew are autistic

 

Rabbits07 - June 12

My relatives with it are my nephew and 2 of my cousins (second cousins actually), but all are through my bloodline and not dh's. My nephew and my oldest daughter are only 5 days difference in age. They were always about the same developmental wise, but he always had the thing about not wanting to make eye contact and when he was two years old he lost all of his speech that he had up to that point. Things seemed to go downhill from when he was 2, and he wasn't dx until age 4, but he's made alot of progress since then....he's 15 now.

 

mama3 - June 12

My toddler will be 2 this month. I was worried about the same thing. I have a lady from easter seals who comes in twice a month to work with her. She said its no biggy that all kids develope at different ages. I have her coming to help her catch up so she won't struggle in headstart. She has shown a big improvement in just 3 weeks its amazing. She didnt start talking until about 20 months, besides mama and sissy, pap pap, and things that made sence to her, lol. I was frustrated cause I couldnt understand what she needed or wanted. She now can tell me with more words and if she can't say the word we are teaching her sign language. She is learning to say the word as she is signing it. When he is ready he will start. Then watch out. You wont be able to shut him up, LOL. My girl talks my ear off at times. I dont mind though I love to hear her voice.

 

Rabbits07 - June 12

I'm sorry...I didn't mean to sound like speech delays always mean autism. Two of my children had speech delays but they don't have autism. They are 3 and 8 now, and like Mama3 said it's talk, talk, talk, talk, talk...(I wonder where they get that from?) ;-D

 

mama3 - June 12

LOL !!!! Rabbits07... Once they start they don't stop. :) I tell them they take after there grandma, lol.

 

JEN - June 14

Hey- you can go to this website to get some early detection symptoms for autism if you are worried. www.autismspeaks.org Babies really do just develop so diferently though- my friend's daughter did not speak at all until she was 2- now she is a "chatty cathy!"

 

venus_in_scorpio - June 14

thank you all... I thought the same thing but I really don't know much about the topic. I know one child with autism and he was very, very difficult from day 1, crying, screaming, fits, very difficult but I know you cant judge all autistic children from the ONE case ya know? plus I guess theres different levels of it. thanks for the links and info :o) ill still check back in case anyone else knows anything else!

 

Ginny - June 14

A friend's daughter took forever to talk, she just pointed and grunted to let people know what she wanted. When her mother worried, the dr told her that she was smart enough to communicate without talking and being smart was what was holding her back! LOL! She did the same thing, as soon as she said one word, she was speaking in complete sentences!

 

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