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Help Me Find Out If Somethings Wrong With My Baby

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  • Posted By: rachel125
  • December 20, 2007
  • 03:49 PM

So my son is 21 months old now and the Dr. thinks that he may have autisum. The only problem with that is that he barely has any of the symptoms.
I guess he dosnt talk too much he says mom, dad, dog,cold(tells me when he is),yeah, sit, go, car, baba, spiderman, book, he also says a couple words in portuguese. He has only put two words together once and that was when he looked out the window and saw his dads car and he said " daddy car"
I think that he comperhends quite well he will close the doors of something when I ask, he will jump if I ask him too, he will lay or sit like a nice boy if i ask him, he will play chase with me if i say "i'm going to get you", he will go get his blanket, spder man,if i ask him to come get a new **m (aka diaper) he will run to the couch and lay down, and so on when i ask him too.
he responds to his name most of the time, he eats very well and he normally slepps very well. he knows how to work a cd player and so on. he knows where the dvds have to go to play. and so on with things like that
he plays chase with his big brother and he like to watch him play with stuff
but when he himself palys he likes to flip through books, he like to watch baby einstien still but he does like dieago, dora and seseme st.
he is a very happy boy and he is very affectionate, he started walking at 11 months he wont drink juice he will only drink water and warm milk
he loves to go in the car but he is not to interested in playing with them just lately hes been starting to play with them. he dosnt like to play with my neice that is only 4 months younger he likes to play alone or with m, daddy and sometimes brother.
I don't know if im just being parinoid cause with my first son (only 2 years apart) was saying 103 words and was saying sentences.
Please help me im sure there is someone out there thats went through something simalar.

Thanks for your help everyone

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  • You may be just being paranoid. Some kids start talking later than others and he does say some words so I really don't think there is anything to panic about. Some milder developmental disorders (IF he has any) won't be properly diagnosed until later and at 21 months of age he seems reasonably normal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 03:58 AM
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  • My first born son didn't start walking till 13 and a half months,hardly said a word before two years of age, according to my mum I didnt start putting sentences together till I was around four and a half.Some children develope faster than others, my daughter was crawling at 5 and a half months, walking at 8 and a half months.From what I read your son is perfect, enjoy him. From what I know of autism, I would say "No way!" By the way, my son is in the top ten percent at school now. Regards.
    TerryG 120 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 07:13 AM
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  • He doesn't have any of the symptoms. Don't put that label on him at this time. What he might have is an inner ear disorder. You local school district can refer him to an audiologist and pay for it if your doctor does not refer him for a hearing evaluation, which consist of placing a plug in his ear and measuring vibrations. The child does not have to do anything. The local school will /or can do a speech evaluation and provide a speech therapist to come to your home (usually)...his speech may be influenced by his hearing. The speech therapist is also aware of symptoms of autism and would be able to be a better judge of that as she works with him if the school decides that he qualifies for services. Call the school's special education department and inquire about "Child Find" services. I would not mention the doctor's austism diagnosis, as that would be set in stone. I would just say he is not talking yet and you are concerned that he has a hearing problem and would like some evaluations.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 06:23 PM
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  • So my son is 21 months old now and the Dr. thinks that he may have autisum. The only problem with that is that he barely has any of the symptoms.I guess he dosnt talk too much he says mom, dad, dog,cold(tells me when he is),yeah, sit, go, car, baba, spiderman, book, he also says a couple words in portuguese. He has only put two words together once and that was when he looked out the window and saw his dads car and he said " daddy car"I think that he comperhends quite well he will close the doors of something when I ask, he will jump if I ask him too, he will lay or sit like a nice boy if i ask him, he will play chase with me if i say "i'm going to get you", he will go get his blanket, spder man,if i ask him to come get a new **m (aka diaper) he will run to the couch and lay down, and so on when i ask him too.he responds to his name most of the time, he eats very well and he normally slepps very well. he knows how to work a cd player and so on. he knows where the dvds have to go to play. and so on with things like that he plays chase with his big brother and he like to watch him play with stuff but when he himself palys he likes to flip through books, he like to watch baby einstien still but he does like dieago, dora and seseme st. he is a very happy boy and he is very affectionate, he started walking at 11 months he wont drink juice he will only drink water and warm milk he loves to go in the car but he is not to interested in playing with them just lately hes been starting to play with them. he dosnt like to play with my neice that is only 4 months younger he likes to play alone or with m, daddy and sometimes brother.I don't know if im just being parinoid cause with my first son (only 2 years apart) was saying 103 words and was saying sentences.Please help me im sure there is someone out there thats went through something simalar.Thanks for your help everyoneMom always knows.Please look into NAET- naet.comNAET can help him if he is developing Autism or if he has a mild Asperger's Syndrome.It gives it away that he won't drink juice. He might be allergic to it- even if the reaction manifests as a simple tamtrum.Watch out for refined sugar and pasteurized stuff.Best,Fruity.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 06:57 PM
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  • I agree that this doesn't sound at all like autism. My son walked at 9 months, and started talking full sentances at around 2 1/2. My daughter didn't even show interest in walking until she was 14 months or so. She is now nearly 3 and not nearly as "developed" as my son was at her age (he is now 5)...My point is that all kids grow at their own rate and there is no "normal", only certain so called growth signposts. With that said, if he starts to show more signs of withdrawal or if you get a second opinion that shows autism is a concern, then please follow EataFruit's advice and get to a NAET practitioner asap. When I did my NAET training I was in tears as they showed a video study of children with autism both before, during and after NAET treatment. The results were simply astounding! Also, Cranial Sacral Therapy is excellent for this as well. NAET is Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques. Anyone interested in this technique for autism should get the book "Say Goodbye to Autism" by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. She is a genius. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 07:44 PM
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  • I'm not sure if you should be worried just yet, but if it does continue to the point where he is diagnosed with autism, I would join yahoo's EMF Refugee. I would actually google 'The Bioinitiative Report' either way. This is a collection of over 2000 studies which clearly indicate that exposure to electromagnetic and microwave fields (cell phones, wireless internet, cordless phones, etc...) is dangerous and these effects ARE cumulative. Autism HAS been linked to such exposure.I agree, Microwave disease is on the rise. For that there is a permanent reversal:NAET. I was treated for fluorescent light, wifi, cell phones, tv, computer monitor, and sun light radiation. After the treatment even my vision improved- and I no longer suffer with joint pain.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • December 22, 2007
    • 06:24 AM
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  • One thing you mentioned is that your child can say a couple of words in portuguese. Do you communicate with your child in more than one language? My third child is now three years old and has just started talking in complete sentences. However, my husband speaks both spanish and english so we made the decision when my son was born that my husband would only communicate with him in spanish and me in english. We did not do that with are first two who are now 16 & 20 and they both talked in complete sentences by the time they were 15 months old. My pediatrican said that the dual language communicate was probably why he was such a late talker. However, it was totally worth it because my son can now communicate very well in both languages.
    senquizl 3 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 07:23 PM
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  • I just took my classes for English Immersion in the schools. What the last poster is doing was the best way to handle two languages in the home. It brought children to school who were well prepared in both languages. This little child may have a bit of confusion with the two languages, and just taking longer to process, but my original suggestions are still a solid route for the mom to take: a hearing and speech evaluation provided for free by the local school under "Child Find"...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 08:10 PM
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  • Well my boyfreinds family are the ones that only speak Portuguese and i speak english only, could this really just be because of him learning to understand two languages?he will not drink juice and he wont eat candy, but he is not a picky eater at all he loves his food but I just remember my son responding and communicating so well when he was that age does anyone know any activities that i can do with him to help his comprehension skills to advance more thank you all for all your posts im just really nervous i just want him to have a normal life
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 04:48 AM
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  • I still think that allergies are slowing him down.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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  • I have told you what to do. You need to have the local school evaluate his hearing and speech. They will provide a speech therapist if he needs one.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 08:24 AM
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  • Look up sensory processing disorder. This is a type of autism which can be really helped. Read "The Next Attention Deficit Disorder" by going into Time, Inc. I read this a couple of weeks ago.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 00:35 PM
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  • Well my boyfreinds family are the ones that only speak Portuguese and i speak english only, could this really just be because of him learning to understand two languages?he will not drink juice and he wont eat candy, but he is not a picky eater at all he loves his food but I just remember my son responding and communicating so well when he was that age does anyone know any activities that i can do with him to help his comprehension skills to advance more thank you all for all your posts im just really nervous i just want him to have a normal life Again, I can't stress enough that your son is ONLY 21 months old! Please relax, and read to your son, and get him some good picture books he can look at. I understand your nervousness, as we were nervous about our little girl when she was that age - she would babble a lot, but rarely say any words, let alone speak in sentences. Our older son was much more advanced at that age, and we too wondered if something was wrong. She is now nearly 3 and is just now starting to speak more complicated sentences. I can say she is a happy, healthy, if feisty, little girl! By all means have him evaluated by a therapist and check his hearing if it will put your mind at ease. But I really think the little one is just growing at his own pace. If he is active, affectionate, and engaged, then I just wouldn't worry.;) Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 03:28 PM
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