Anyone's child not diagnosed w/ Autism but you still wonder?
My son is 4 and he has a moderate expressive communication delay. I was also told there were some social issues as well - a year ago. He was seen by an SLP, OT, Child Psychiatrist and Psychologist who said he did not fall on the Spectrum. In fact, the child Psycholgist said if my son had Autism - he would "turn his badge in." Anyway, I took him to see a private SLP for help and she sort of indicated he could be on the spectrum. This angers me because obviously she is NOT a Dr. Part of me wonders if he could be slightly on the spectrum. His speech and social are constantly improving. However, he still loves to rock, and flap his arms when excited. I was told this is more overflow movements. He will stop when I tell him to. I am worried that he will do this when he starts JK in Sept. and teachers might think it is a red flag. I would love to hear thoughts on this. He is such a wonderful boy. He's so cute, loving, caring, loves to play, loves his older brother, loves to be cuddled, sucks his thumb and walks around with a blanket. He is toilet trained and transitions are easy for him.
Thanks for listening!