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Worried about toddler development

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Kazzy73 Wed 29-Nov-17 00:41:59

Hi was encouraged to join mumsnet by a friend. So just joined today. So hello to everyone. Im really worried bout my 18 month old son. He never responds to his name or when being spoken to. He does not seem to have interest in toys, playing, etc. He just wants to walk up and down the house. I have tried to encourage him to play etc. He had a hearing assessment yesterday and he is now being referred to an audiology paediatrician. He can hear certain noises but not others. They said his ears are healthy so im really worried as to what is wrong. He watches cartoons on my ipad and knows how to open youtube and choose different cartoons. He just doesnt seem interested in anything or gaining pleasure out of things? Im getting more worried every day.

venys Wed 29-Nov-17 06:54:51

Sorry to hear you are worried. I have been through the same thing with my eldest son. The best thing to do is contact your GP or HV with a referral to a paediatrician. Although we were very lucky, Bear in mind some of these people aren't so good at referring and there may be some time before you see a paediatrician. You just have to keep pushing as the earlier you get support the better. Also contact the SEN team at your council - they may be able to help with portage or perhaps some playschemes in the meantime. Not sure if you need a diagnosis to access the schemes. Just as an example my son has Global Developmental Delay. But he had big ENT problems at that age and couldn't really hear and was is in his own world . Portage helped by teaching how to play. He is getting much better now he's older, but he does love the tablet!!

Kazzy73 Wed 06-Dec-17 01:00:26

Thanks for your reply. Im waiting on appointment with paediatricion then we go from there.

venys Wed 06-Dec-17 23:14:38

That's a good start. Good luck.

Kazzy73 Wed 06-Dec-17 23:17:56

Thank u x

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