So I go between thinking W is pretty normal, and feeling like he is way behind. It seems like he is way behind with speech right now. Tell me what you think. (He has NF1) He is 18 months.
1. Signing: He has ~6 signs. Eat, nurse, help, all done, more, and he waves bye. He usually only signs when prompted though. Example- he is freaking out and I guess that he is hungry, and ask him if he wants to eat when signing eat. He will sign it back. But he never signs it on his own to tell me he is hungry.
2. Words: Hi, Dada (he uses Dada for everything though) Mama (rare) and "woof woof" for the dog (only I can tell that he says that, it is unintelligable).
I really feel like he should be starting to say more but he isn't. He has had hose words for like 3 months now. I prompt him to say "more" when he signs "more" and he makes a "mmmm" sound sometimes. He won't respond to prompting for any other words (For example I tried to get him to make the sound for "up" and no dice).
He works with a ECE teacher every other week for EI but honestly she is a very new teacher and I don't feel like she is nearly as good as the OT that he used to see.
I feel like maybe I am overreacting and he is fine, but I do worry. Someone knock some sense into me!