The good news is, everyone I've spoken to (within *the industry*) has said they don't *think* he's showing any early signs of autism. Outside of a couple small indicators. And I don't think he is, but that doubt was placed in my mind and I'm having a hard time controlling the fear. As much as I know I must not allow it to enter my mind (the fear that is), it's so much easier said then done. You know?
So we start Maddyx's in home speech therapy this week. I'm excited for him. And I'm excited to see his progress. But here's the funny thing..... wouldn't you know, the very next week after getting him assessed he starts copying almost EVERY word we say. Really Maddyx?? Don't get me wrong, these words are by no means *clear* versions of the words, but I know what he's *trying* to say, and this is SERIOUS progress for him. It's almost like something just started clicking with him. Not only is he saying more, he's mimicking more, and he started using signs (sign language) after only one time of seeing them. Like I said, it's just like something clicked. He's coming up on 20 months in a few days, so maybe he just needed a bit more time. Little booger. Just love him to pieces.....more and more every single day.
Thanks for listening, all. This was more of a venting/therapy session for me. My heart feels better after talking with you.
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