How do you teach your child what pointing means?
My toddler LOVES to point... but not really... what he is really doing is TOUCHING everything that interests him with his pointing finger. He's not pointing to draw my attention to something, and he insists on touching it with his fingertip.
And, when I point to something across the room, he looks at my finger, not the item I'm pointing to.
How do I teach him to look at what I'm pointing to, rather than my finger? I'm sure once he gets that, he will start pointing at things from a distance like you're supposed to.
He is 17 months old; 15 months adjusted (he was a preemie). I know he's too young to be diagnosed (he's having an initial eval in 2 weeks), but he definitely has some ASD red flags, and this is one of them. Would love any suggestions... thanks so much.