I have a 2yo DS and he seems to have some 'gifted' traits, although I know at this point he could just be a really fast learner or something...
But I have some slight concerns about his development in general -- he's not growing very fast (hasn't gained an ounce in over 6mos), he seems to have some sensory issues, and emotionally he seems more on par with a barely-1-year-old kid than a 2yo.
Obviously these are things we'll be discussing with his doc at his next visit.
I guess what I'm trying to figure out is how would I determine if he is otherwise developing on track? He reached his major milestones so early... So tracking him on a standard chart of [motor, language, etc.] development shows that he has reached all the milestones he should have by this point (and more, including many of the 3yo milestones) but almost all of that occurred before he turned 18mos. I can't quite wrap my head around whether I should expect him to continue to reach milestones at the same speed, or if I should be concerned that he isn't gaining them as fast now. It's not like he has stopped learning/developing... I just felt like he made so many huge leaps from about 14-18mos and nothing major since then. Is toddler development supposed to be somewhat linear? Is it different for 'advanced' toddlers? Do you worry more about whether they've reached their milestones ahead/on time, or whether they continue to reach them at the same rate as the first year or so?