2 year old not talking

(7 Posts)
Kellie3236 Mon 18-Apr-16 21:12:36

Hi

My 27 month son isn't talking and isn't very responsive. We have taken him to speech therapy and have been referred to a 9 week course which won't start for a few weeks yet. Since taking him to speech therapy my mum has raised a concern and said that she thinks he might be slightly autistic this had never entered my mind before as he is so happy loves cuddles with me or his dad he loves playing with us too. Chasing us being tickled he's always smiling and giggling. He also loves peppa pig!!

He goes nursery 3 days a week he doesn't really play with the other kids but he does play along side them. They have said he prefers to be with a worker and playing with them. As he's our first I just thought he liked to do his own thing and is independent.

He doesn't talk but does say mum, dad, nan, jump and no! He does respond to his name sometimes but not all the time. He's really good at walking clumbing and playing with his cars. He's very active he loves to run around. I'm not sure he has an ear problem as if I put the tv on in another room he comes running in.

He can feed himself and drink out of a cup without spilling. However he doesn't follow a command like go get your shoes but saying that I've always got everything for him so he hasn't ever had too. I guess I've made him lazy

I'm just really worried that my mum might be right has anyone else had these same problems? Am I being silly is he just like any other lazy boy I'm driving myself and my partner mad! I've been to my health visitor they are going to do his review in the next few months and so are his nursery I guess it's the waiting that's the worst part!

Girliefriendlikesflowers Mon 18-Apr-16 21:15:30

Has he had a hearing test? He sounds like normal 2 yo to me and I'm not sure why your dm might think he is autistic?

I would want him to have a full hearing test if he were mine and otherwise would follow the advice of the speech therapist, some children are slightly later talking than others.

Cakescakescakes Mon 18-Apr-16 21:21:43

I would say try to be open to all the support and advice from professionals that you can get. If he is autistic then the best thing you can do is to throw yourself into it and if it turns out he isn't autistic then no problem. I have one son with autism and one without. Both quite similar as young boys but one never 'caught up' in his speech and social skills etc like everyone told me he would when he was a toddler. I wish I had listened to my instinct and sought help earlier As I knew something wasn't quite right. Talk to your health visitor. X

Kellie3236 Mon 18-Apr-16 21:40:21

He hasn't had his hearing checked as yet but I have asked for him to be referred so fingers crossed that happens soon. I just want to know either way so he can get the help he needs but im just so shocked at what has been said by my mum it never crossed my mind as everything else seems fine apart from his speech. Thank you for your replied

whatamess0815 Tue 19-Apr-16 03:04:58

Google M-chat and do the questionnaire. if it flags him up I would speak to go to get referred to a developmental paed. my dc1 was very much as you describe your DS and now has a dx of severe ASD. having said that, a friend's child was similar and turned out to be NT. but you seem to have niggles. follow it up.

whatamess0815 Tue 19-Apr-16 03:05:39

* speak to GP

Cakescakescakes Tue 19-Apr-16 07:26:20

I second the MChat. We did this too.

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