Originally Posted by therdogg
I gotta be honest, when I hear that a baby boy is behind in communication and has a large head, I think "autism?"
Wow, I had no idea. I just googled and found this page about head circumference and autism
. I'm not sure that so far I would describe him as having "delayed speech, unusual social and emotional reactions and poor attention to, and exploration of, the environment." I mean, he babbles, he plays with us and laughs, he crawls all around opening cabinets and getting into things. It just seems like he's not using or recognizing language yet. But he communicates in other ways. He initiates games like peek-a-boo, by pulling a cloth over his head or peeking from behind a doorway. He has just begun to imitate things we do, like making faces back at us, sticking out his tongue, that sort of thing.
Last night I thought he might be shaking his head for no when his granddad was trying to feed him, but he might have just been trying to move his mouth away from the spoon. I'm not sure. He definitely doesn't recognize words for things, though. I keep reading that he should be able to point to something, like a toy or a book or his dad, if I ask him where it is. But he just stares at me like I'm speaking greek.