Re: is this hearning loss or autism
At 2 1/5 your son is doing really well. He can talk good and can socialize , that is great. I do not see anything major pointing to autism . the toe walking and hand flapping stopped on it's own which is amazing. Usually when a child engages in those activites the behaviors either increase or stays the same for years, it just does not stop. Especially in a young child. A lot of time a young child will start talking normally then lose vocabulary, or not talk at all. Placing the child in a daycare setting will increase language and help the child interact with others. At this age most children do not actually play with each other but mirror each other. By three in a half the child is more interested in other chldren and wants to make friends. He still may have a slight hearing loss , that could , make it harder to communicate , but he is using words already , that is not typical of autism.