I posted this is the SN category, but am getting no answers, so maybe you ladies can help me:
I had my 32 month old dd evaluated through EI 2 months ago and they said she is a normal 2.5 year old. They agreed her speech is somewhat delayed but not enough to qualify for ST. I felt the appt. was short and I didnt get enough time to explain my concerns. I felt relived the first few days, but 3 weeks ago she started a playschool for 2 year olds and her delays are so much more obvious now. I am also noticing things I didn;t before her appt with EI. She can talk in 4-5 words sentences, but it seems pretty unvariable. If she wants a bow in her hair she will likley say ''put bow in hair.'' Not ''Can you put this bow in my hair'' or anything close to that. Her pronouns are just now emerging but used incorrectly often. She cannot chose between 2 options, she will always answer ''yes'' instead of picking one. I took a lot of work on my end to get her to answer ''yes'' to questions instead of repeating the last word for a yes answer. Ex: Do you want water? ''water''. Her speech just seems limited to me. If she doesn't want her baby brother touching her toys, she will always say ''pick up Brent'' nothing different. It seems most of her speech are memorized phrases. She can come up with her own sentences, but a lot of what she says is memorized. She used to repeat the last word of a question she didn't understand, but now that seems to be going away. It seems not only is she behind her peers in speech, but she's not learning speech the same way. She is super super shy as well. She likes to sit next to kids, play near them, but she will not talk or interact with them. She can't tell me about her day at school or what she did. Yesterday when I picked her up, I asked her if she went outside and played. I knew she didn't because it was raining but she replied ''yes.'' It's like she doesn't understand what I am asking her. She is also super shy. She gets excited to see my brothers, but as soon as they pick her up, she says 'I want mama'' yet she loves all women, even strangers! On the flip side, she is loving, affectionate, says I love you to me, my DH, baby brother, her grandma. She has been able to say her first and last name and age since before 2 yesr old. Recongnizes even extended family in pictures. Loves to read, laugh, be tickled, read books, play dress up and pretend play. Makes eye contact and smiles and responds to name 100% of time for both me and even people she doesn't know. Knows all her colors, counts, says ABCs, likes to dance and sing songs.Excellent fine and gross motor skills. She seems like a regular little girl on the outside, but I just feel she is different. Everyone tells me I'm paranoid, but I can't help but feel it. She has an appt. next week for a developmental assesment and an appt. the weeks after with a private SLP. What do you ladies think?