Instead of answers, just more questions
But, now we're concerned about her being on the autism spectrum. My brother, mother, and I all have Asperger's, so there's a strong family history, so I don't suppose it would be a surprise, really. I'm just seeing a lot of behaviors and tics like I saw in my little brother when he was this age. She's HYPER intelligent, and has really surprised us in her comprehension skills, as they are far beyond her age, but she doesn't talk. She can vocalize different vowel and consonant sounds, but can't really seem to put those together to form words. Prior to her first birthday, she could identify her "goggies"(doggies) by word, but now, she just looks confused when you say doggie, or walks to one of our dogs and pets them. She CAN say daddy, mommy, boobie, hi, bum, and damnit(oops!), but she just doesn't. Everyone keeps telling us she'll talk when she's ready, but I can't help but worry with such a strong family history of autism spectrum.
She's obsessive about our routine, and we have full on, inconsolable tantrums if it changes. Like, the other day, we were out of the house most of the day and didn't get home until her bed time, and didn't have time for her bath and teeth brushing, and she screamed herself to sleep because she was SO upset! And, we HAVE to read specific books at bedtime, and a specific number of times. (Daddy Loves Me 2 times and The Going to Bed Book 3 times) she likes spinning things and spinning herself.
And, yeah. I'm not sure how to proceed. We have her 18 month appt Sept 12, and I plan to bring it up then, but I almost wonder if it wouldn't be a good idea to email or call her prior to then to address our concerns. We also need to get in touch with the county about EI. I just don't know where to go, what to say, ya know?
Thanks for reading.