My fears are completely full blown right now. Back to square one. I suspect its because I ran out of my meds and have been off them for over week now. This is really ruining my life and it's preventing me from being able to enjoy my son. Sometimes I have trouble being around him because I've started analyzing ever single thing he does again and its just pure torture.
hAVE YOU CALLED EARLY INTERVENTION? THEY CAN COME OUT AND HELP with speech and evaluate him.
Talk to his pediatrician, have they noticed any red flags. my pediatrician's office run a autism screening at 18 months. Because he has a speech delay doesn't mean he is autistic.
Does he point to what he wants? I know pointing is a big one
Does he respond to his name?
Does he make eye contact?
If you point to a toy across the room, does he turn his head to look at what your pointing?
Does he do any pretend? like pretending to talk on the phone? or cooking or feeding a doll?
If he is doing all these things, you don't have to worry about it, he is just speech delayed and the words will come! I will definitely call early intervention though. Good luck mom, I know how hard this could be!