DS is 20 months and after a check up with his GP today she isn't happy with his speech. I haven't been too worried as he seems to understand a lot and wasn't going to even think about it until he was at least 2 but because he isn't saying x amount of words of course he's being seen as delayed and we have to go back in a month.
I have a HFA, my brother is Aspergers with SPD and my partner's Father is also an Aspie. The genes are there and it's always been in the back of my mind that having a child on the ASD was a possibility.
DS mostly says Dada along with a lot of jibberish, says ta when he wants something, woowoo when he sees a dog and has started to quack when he sees ducks. He occasionally says what sounds like an angry mumma when he's pushing his cars around. He won't repeat any words I say. He understands a fair bit. Shower time and he runs to the bathroom, if I ask if he wants water he will find his water bottle, if I ask if he wants num nums he will sit at his table or go to the fridge. He'll also sit at the table if I ask him to. He loves spinning wheels and inside the washing machine and will happily do it for an hour. Loves pouring water and running taps, doesn't like the feel of playdough and won't eat any mashed foods. He often spins in circles, walks on his toes and I've caught him quite a few times flapping his hands. He also often seems to be in his own world and if I try and talk to him while he's focussed on something I get ignored. He also throws some brilliant tantrums and if he's upset with being told no he will hit his hands/arms against something near him quite a few times or will throw what is in his hand. He's obsessed with turning lights on and off, ceiling fans and points every light and fan out when we're at the shops.
He doesn't line toys up, isn't hung up on routine, will hug and kiss me, has great eye contact and most of the time (if he isn't focussed) responds to his name.
Am I just over thinking it because of today given he's not even 2, or is it worth getting him assessed now? I know we can all display traits of Autism, but my mummy senses are starting to really tingle.
Sorry for the long post... TIA x