My son turned three in April. He can say many many words (hundreds), asks for things (I wan juice, I go to bed.....stuff like that) can answer yes and no, but thats about it. He does know his numbers, letters, colours. He speaks very unclearly.
He does have some autistic traits, like lack of imaginary play, lack of social skills with his peers, and repeating words and phrases, so I took him for a developmental assessment. It was done by two developmental pediatricians and a nurse, and it was very thorough. They did not feel he was on the autism spectrum, but wanted to see him again in 6 to 7 months. They said he speaks at a two year old level, his lack of imaginary play is a bit concerning, and so is his attention span
I have him starting a preschool program on Monday that specializes in kids with different delays so they wanted to see how he performed in the class for 6 months, hoping it will help his language and play skills.
I'm at a loss...we have done Speech Therapy, we are starting the nursery school, we have seen doctors. I am started to feel like he will never speak, his progress is sooooo slow. I felt like doing a huge dance this summer when he learned to say YES!!!
I am getting nervous about kindergarten next year....he is so different. I love different! But I don't want him to get lost in the shuffle of the school system
sorry to sound dramatic, Its hard to have a child who cannot communicate that his tummy hurts.....