So 2 1/2 year old DS is a late talker. We had been going to a speech therapist and he was doing well, but stopped a week before the baby came. Since then, DS has improved out of sight. He's added so many words it's not funny. I think having DH around for a month and the IL's here a lot has been good for him.
Anyway, the Speechie thought we should get him tested for Autism based on the speech delay and that he occasionally likes to line his trucks up. So we have an appt with a Paed in 3 weeks.
But based on what I've read on Google, I think it's reaching to say he's autistic based on those 2 things. He's very affectionate and social, loving, shares well, loves to play with his friends and while he can be naughty, it's typical toddler tantrums and not all the time. He crawled and walked at the usual timeframes and from what I have read, I can't see how he could be autistic.
Anyway, my question is, do you think it possible he has autism, or do you think the speechie was just being overly cautious? What is the diagnostic process? The paed is a two hour trip and with his speech improving, I'm really questioning if there is a need for it.
Any opinions or advice would be appreciated.