I think my daughter is mentally retarded.
DD is 13mo and when she was born, she was 4 weeks early. She has always been behind on things. She has cognitive delay, social delay, and motor delay. She USE to have her tongue hang out all the time and I asked her doctor about it cause people told me it was a sign of mental retardation and her pedi said that kids with down syndrome usually do that and my dd does not have down syndrome. Anyways, my DD's 2 bottom teeth came in so her tongue doesn't hang out anymore. She always has this gaze like she's not here. When I take her places and go in public she just stares at the ground even if I try to get her attention. She use to get OT and DT but we moved recently and they haven't transfered her case over to our new town yet. When we go to her check-ups they ask me if she's meeting milestones and she never was. She started rolling over at 7mo, sitting up by herself at 8mo, and now walking at 13mo. She doesn't babble. When I try to play with her, it's like she pretends I'm not there. I'll get in her face and act all crazy excited and her head is turned looking at the ground. I don't think her doctor thinks anything is wrong just that she is tiny (was 0%tile weight,height, 100% for head but recently 1% length and 20% weight) and going at her own pace. I guess I know what I need to do and that is to press the doctor to take a better look, I guess I'm just venting and wondering if anyone else has experienced the same with their child.
I forgot to mention that I thought she was deaf and we got her hearing tested. The audiologist said she has the mechianisms to hear but her awareness of sound is minimal. She started responding to her name around 12mo old.