Autism and not speaking (venting)
Sorry for the venting...
My 2 year old got diagnosed to PPD-NOS about 6 months ago. He still isn't talking and he will be 3 in August. I am trying my best to be strong, always talk to him. He understands me, however doesn't talk back. He still babbles. I guess its fustrating because I feel like my close friends are looking/treating him different. Yes, ok I understand he needs more attention however, he isn't an alien. With him not talking yet its fustrating and I find myself get fustrated with him that he isn't talking. I also feel like its my fault because I am doing things that aren't making him talk. Like allowing him just to put his arms up to be picked up. Or just climb in my lap without asking. Every time I talk to him when he is doing those actions and say ...Up please...I haven't even heard him call me mama and it hurts. Will I tell him that ... no...not at all. I love him to pieces and I understand that people might not understand. My son has a hard shell to break. You really need to get on his level and just play chase (his favorite) for a little while and he will warm right up to you. Yes I am his go to person, but I am chalking that up to being a SAHM and will him almost 100% of the time. I don't get out much, and he usually stays with my husband when I do errands (like grocery shopping) My son is always on the go...so getting him to sit still is very difficult. We have people around us that don't understand that so they don't understand that getting him to sit still in a restaurante is either a tablet or many different items to keep his attention. He has a small attention spand. So its just easier to eat at home. Takes a lot of the stress out of eating out. Or if we do fast food or something in a food court where he doesn't have to wait long for food...its easier.
We have his elibility meeting with our school system next Thursday to figure out if he is elible for their services. I sure hope he does...I really want the best of him and I can tell he is smart, he understands me and he is soo lovable.