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i think my son might have a problem.

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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My oldest is 2 1/2. He barely says 10 words, doesn't form sentences, nothing. He doesn't make eye contact at all. He babbles more than anything.When you call his name, he doesn't respond.He doesn't listen to anyone, is just in his own little world all the time, doesn't play with others. I try to play with him, teach him new words, etc. Nothing works. Our pediatrician is concerned for his speech and thinks it might be hearing, but I think it might be more than that. I told my husband I want to get him testing for more than just hearing, but he doesn't believe there's anything wrong. I need advice please!
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shyangelbaby2
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Take him and get him tested.  I would rather be safe then sorry. If its nothing atleast you know but if its something else atleast you can address it early. 

bigmommasmomma
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:15 PM
My friends little girl had this problem and it was her ears. (nce she got them drained and tubes in them her daughter improved and shes already delayed from noonans syndrome. 8ould be something totally different but im sure this is the most common
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NickiNavarro
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM

I would be bypassing my pedi at that point, if for no other reason than piece of mind.

PatriciaofMN
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM

 Your husband probably knows something is wrong but doesn't want to admit it or have someone confirm it, right now, the best thing you need to do is to be an advocate for your son.  Good luck and hugs!

MommySwiggles
by Platinum Member on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Have your pediatrician recommend Early Intervention.  Also, I would get him tested for Autism.

brbrowen
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM

I say get him what ever testing you think he needs.  What would it hurt?  If there is a problem that needs to be addressed than you catch it.  If the Dr. wants you to do hearing testing have it done if thats not answer than go from there.  Your husband may be a little nervous just tell him if there isnt anything to worry about than it will just be more reassuring to know. 

dumdscreenname
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:18 PM

 maybe he has autism or something.... hope not but it might not be a bad thing to have him tested or something

 

SamandBrian943
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:18 PM

I would say start with the hearing test, because not being able to hear can cause all of those problems. If his hearing turns out to be fine, maybe get him tested for autism. Don't let anyone tell you nothing is wrong when you feel it is, I really believe mothers have a special instinct for that. My youngest was a little fussy and I told my husband we needed to take him to the er. He said he seemed fine to him but went with me anyway. Turned out my baby had a sinus infection and severe ear infections in both ears. It was the weekend so we couldn't take him to his regular doc, and the er doc said it was good we brought him in to get started on antibiotics. Good luck with your little boy, hopefully he might just need tubes in his ears or something.

lilydoyle
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:21 PM

It sounds to me like a developmental disorder.Of course, it's possible that your son's deaf, or slightly deaf. What did the tests' show at the hospital? I would talk to your pediatrician first about these issues, and possibly get a referral to a specialist. Better safe than sorry. The talking isn't a big deal, because there are some kids who wait too long before talking. It's the not responding and not playing with others that is sad. More for him, because he isn't seeing what a joy it is. 

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jessf113
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Yes, an early intervention therapist can do testing to see if there is more than just a speech problem. The earlier you find something out, the earlier services can start, which is better for him. I am an elementary special education teacher during the school year and an early intervention teacher during the summer. You can PM me for more info you like. Good luck!

Quoting MommySwiggles:

Have your pediatrician recommend Early Intervention.  Also, I would get him tested for Autism.


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