My son is nearly 3 and almost certainly autistic. He doesn't yet talk at all, he can say the odd word; Mama, ball, etc but doesn't really know what they mean. He has started to mimic sounds now, so if I ask him to say car he'll say 'Ka' or similar. He will also point to stuff in the story books he knows well and try and say stuff e.g. Mou for Mouse.
He communicates largely by pulling me around to whatever he wants...
His understanding is limited but increasing by the day.
When he doesn't get what he wants or when I refuse to be dragged around or when I ask him to do something he doesn't want to do.... he screams.... not continuously... it's not a meltdown (I don't think), I usually can distract him.... it's just a form of communicating his frustration.
Me: upstairs Him:scream Me: no iPad Him: scream
And so goes my day.... it's driving me nuts. I try not to react to the screaming and ask him to say Mama at which point I do whatever it is he wants, although some things (like te iPad) you can't always say yes to.
Any tips very gratefully received. I thought I was good mum but without any form of communication to reason with him, I'm useless!