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Have some questions 18month old.... L Capps 2 kids; North Carolina 1035 posts
13th Jun '13

Chandler will be 18 months on the 22. He seems to be acting different than our other child and the other kids his age that we know. Now I know that every child is different....but here whats been going on.
He had tons of ear infections from aug to nov when they finally put tubes in. Anyways he was talking (mama, dada, sissy, thank you, bye) but as of about feb he has stopped. Sometimes we here sissy but thats it. All he does is squeal and scream. Last month I mentioned it to the dr and she said well he did have a lot of infections and it causes him not to hear. BUT he stopped talking 3 months after tubes.
He also has terrible fits ( regular tantrums as well) but he slams his head into the coffee table pulls his hair and wont pay us any attention while doing this and we dont have to speak to him for him to flip out. Also slings his hands in front of his face.
We cant do anything with him anymore :( hes always screaming never sleeps at night (not to eat just to fuss) and will only eat carrots green beans and mac&cheese. anything else and sits there screaming slapping himself.



last dr appt they sent home the 18month check up papers and hes in the black on Communication, Fine motor, Problem solving, but is ok in gross motor and personal-social.



I have thought he could be some type of Autistic but he can do what we tell him and interacts with other people.
Maybe hes just a hand full. idk any mommas with some input. And he goes back for the check up july 8th and we will fill them in on how things have been.
Thanks!

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
13th Jun '13

If he is delayed, especially in more than one thing, I would ask the dr to refer you to your local early intervention program. They also see this kind of behavior more often and may be able to help you determine if anything is irregular. Good luck.

L Capps 2 kids; North Carolina 1035 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting {tamz}:" If he is delayed, especially in more than one thing, I would ask the dr to refer you to your local early ... [snip!] ... They also see this kind of behavior more often and may be able to help you determine if anything is irregular. Good luck."


Thanks so much! I will ask them to send him!

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting All Capps:</b>" Thanks so much! I will ask them to send him!"</blockquote>
No problem. I would do it ASAP as it can take like up to 30 or 45 days for an eval and then another 30-45 for first appt of they decide he needs it. The Dr shouldn't have a problem referring because if its not needed than Early Inrervention will determine that not the dr, so don't let them ignore you!