Originally Posted by MonTana Mama
finn's mama-I have worked w Autistic kids and I know one of the number one tests to try at 18-24 months is --- Do they respond to their name? And does he show emotion?
I have a friend who has a 2 yo. He turned 2 in May. He only grunted. They were so worried! Had his hearing tested, etc... He started w a few words in the beginning of Sept. She kept a word-list and he added multiple words a day, and she lost track in a matter of 2 weeks! He quite literally took off!!! Also 2-yo don't play with others! They do 'parrallel-play' so don't worry about that! They really start playing with others sometime when they are 3.
Noah and my DH's Cabbage Patch (from when he was a child). Do you see any similarity? I think I am the only one that doesn't do the special picture linky thing.http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145.../296420549.jpg
Noah's eyes are still blue. Andy's are grn-brn. And yesterday, Noah pushed himself up to sit. Then later, pulled himself up to stand!!!
Well, he responds to his name when it suits him
and he definitely shows emotion!
I did some research yesterday and he doesn't seem to exhibit any symptoms for autism as far as I can tell, but I am wondering if they were thinking aspergers? I dunno, they watched a documentary and decided something must be wrong with Finn (he is a pretty wild kid and marches to his own drummer sometimes
: they're used to his cousins who are extremely well behaved
) -now that I'm not worried about it, I'm just annoyed with them for getting me all worked up
But on happier note, Noah is an absolute doll MM, and he does bear some resemblance to that cabbage patch baby!