I posted here before about a speech issue with my son, and you ladies were so helpful. Hoping to get some insight again.
My son's speech delay seems to be non-existent now, which is good. His therapist has said he will absolutely not qualify in Feb when she does the reevaluation.
BUT he is randomly doing these weird things and it makes me so nervous something is going on with him. He will spin in circles, walk on his toes, shake his head back and forth, squint his eyes, and I noticed him once or twice cross his index finger over his middle finger.
I feel like I actually get mad at him when he does these things because it makes me so nervous he is going to be autistic..or maybe something else. I mean, I know toddlers sometimes do these things, but doing ALL of these things seems so alarming.
He doesn't do these things even a whole lot if I'm being honest about it. Maybe once every few days he will spin in a circle, and do it once, and I tell him to stop and he stops.
I asked his therapists about these things the other
day but she said she doesn't even see them. She goes to his DC and
this other kid there spins and she said she knows he picked it up from
him. That's the only thing she sees.
I asked her flat out about these things, and she said she really thinks he's fine and toddlers do this. I have NEVER seen a toddler do any of this!
She brought up these points that she says she believes really rules out autism at this point - he has great joint attention (which I think he does - constantly points and looks back to see if we are looking, wants us to play games with him - current favorite is hide and go seek. Will actually grab me or DH and whisper "hide" and want us to hide while the other finds him, he does things like if we are watching TV or reading a book and something is funny, will look to see if we are laughing, too). He puts words together now in a meaningful way, he imitiates us, etc...So this is all what makes it so confusing because now that his speech is caught up, I feel like I have to now worry about these bizarre habits.
I just don't know what to make of this, and it is really upsetting me. It just feels like it's always something and just feel angry that I couldn't just have a worry free time now that his speech is fine.
Just curious if anyone has any sort of insight on this. Maybe it's a sensory disorder?