Hi ladies! I have a 6 1/2 year old son who has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS and Aspergers. He is currently getting speech and OT treatments and is doing very well now. My concern is with his younger brother (20 months old). He seems to be doing everything faster than his older brother (walking, eating, climbing, throwing a ball, building things), but the only thing I am having trouble with is his speech. I cannot get him to talk. He does make babbling noises, but doesn't really say words. He ended up having to get tubes put in his ears at 10 months since he had an ear infection that we couldn't treat. I talked to his pediatrician at the last appointment (18 months) and they were wanting to wait a tad longer before making any diagnosis just in case he is a slower talker because of the tubes or his brother talking for him. He knows his name and comes some of the time when called, but he's at that stubborn age where he wants to do what he wants some of the time. He does let us know when he's hungry or thirsty by whining and showing us his cup or trying to go towards the kitchen. Has anyone else had any children with talking issues at this age and it ended up being nothing? I just want to ensure he doesn't have something like aspergers going untreated. I plan on making an appointment with his ENT doctor soon to have his hearing tested and to discuss my concerns with them as well. Thank you for all your help ladies.