Without getting into too many specifics, I'm becoming more and more concerned with my 19 month old's development, specifically her expressive/receptive communication skills... she's been in EI for almost 6 months for this delay, and while she's made some minor improvements, she's still way behind, and other things are beginning to really concern me too (not responding when I call her, zoning out every now and then, etc.) I've mentioned my concerns to my Pedi's office in the past, and they've taken a "lets' watch and see" approach thus far. In their defense, I never argued with them, but at her next visit next month, I'm not comfortable with that as an answer. But what should I ask for? I'm soooo clueless about all this, and I don't want to jump the gun and diagnose my baby before the professionals even have a chance to see her, but I need the "next step" to occur... what's the best next step? Moms of ASD/PPD babies, what was the most effective course of action in getting your child diagnosed as promptly as possible? I know early diagnosis can make such a difference with these disorders, so getting the ball rolling is really important to me.