Any one else experienced the same?

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Starhawthorne Fri 18-Oct-19 13:46:14

Just after a bit of advice or experience really,
My 2yr old son still doesn't acknowledge his name he never has he doesn't understand or follow any instructions at all, he won't make any eye contact he uses my hands to tell me what he wants instead of going to the table for a biscuit he will grab my hand an take me to the biscuit for me to give it to him I just put him not talking down to haveing 3 older siblings and there being 6 of us in the house that he was just takeing his time an didn't have much to say I narrate everything with the kids I allways have done so even thought he prefers to listen to my voice.
He has had his hearing tested an it's absolutely fine SALT have said he has difficulties with pre verbal skills of attention listening and play and also interaction and language difficulties she has given us a programme to follow and it is proving difficult as I can't even get his attention to look at me to do half of the stuff she has suggested to do with him. We have a SALT come to the house once a month to see him. She has also made an appointment for him to see one of the community paediatrics team.

I have some serious mum guilt I just thought he would do everything in his own time like the 3 others have he is definitely a lot different to the others when they were little and all children are different an progress at there own rate that's why I was never concerned, now I've had professionals question me about him there's more an more things that point to him haveing special needs but then I think isn't that just normal 2yr old toddler behaviour I don't know am I being naive it's just a lot to take in just looking for some advice or if anyone has been through similar with there child.

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openupmyeagereyes Fri 18-Oct-19 13:59:17

I’m sorry, I don’t think this is typical 2yo behaviour. Yes, children do develop at different rates but this is outside of that typical range, hence the intervention.

It’s great that he’s being monitored and that you have SALT though it sounds like what she’s asking is a bit beyond him at the moment. The Hanen More than words book is a good resource if you’re able to buy one. It’s pricey at £40+ but worth it.

The attention bucket activity might be good to get his attention. You can google it or look it up on YouTube.

JessicaKenny2018 Fri 18-Oct-19 14:50:01

My son was exactly the same as your son when he was 2. He is now 3 years old and has a diagnosis of autism and global developmental delay I am of cause not saying that this is what your little boy has, I have 4 other children and also thought that he wasn't talking at first because his siblings were talking for him and he didn't see the need to, my little boy didn't walk till after he was 2 but he is also hyper mobile, if you have any questions I'll try my best to help

JessicaKenny2018 Fri 18-Oct-19 16:55:09

Also @Starhawthorne if they haven't referred your little boy already you should ask for a portage referral

Starhawthorne Fri 18-Oct-19 21:43:21

Thankyou both for your replies I wasn't expecting any if I'm honest, I will look into the book and have a Google for the attention bucket and ask about a portage referral. I just want to help him as much as I can but feel limited with what I can do.

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