My DD is 20mo and it such a quiet and gentle little girl. She is not saying any words at all, and in fact, barely makes much noise unless she is upset or in such a happy mood that she squeals. I did have some concerns about her speech, but after looking into it more I found that some children can take longer to develop, so I started to research ways to help speech, and thats what i have been doing to try and help her. (Her hearing was checked at her 18mo check up)
Just recently however, my mother and sister voiced some concerns over my DDs behaviour. I had never really noticed it myself -let alone worried about it, and since she is my first and only child, I have nothing to really compare her too.
These things are:
Walking around on tippy toes
Wont point at things
wont respond to own name
Not saying full words- sometimes babbles 'mamama' 'dadada'
Wont let me read to her
wont repeat animal noises/sound effects
loves stacking blocks- or any of her toys that will make a tower really
Very focused when playing with a toy
Bangs her head on the ground for no reason
These are the main behaviours that have them worried. My mother even mentioned i should take her to the doctor to check for Autism.
So before I worry myself sick, can anyone give me some insight into my DDs behaviour? Any suggestions or experiences to share?
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.