Re: 2year old son autistic symptoms
Hi my son is almost 4 and has a diagnosis of autism. He was very simular to your son in the sence that I couldn't get his attention.He attends a specialist centre for autistic children and when he first started they would play alongside him mimicking his actions to gain his attention , they would also sing everything , so for example build with blocks singing, build a tower, build a tower,build it high, to the sky, (CHILDS NAME) knock it over, (CHILDS NAME) knock it over. ready, steady go.
This was repeated over and over for weeks. They would never invade on his play so for example if he was playing trains they would have 2 tracks with trains and mimic him and then try to add something that he may notice and then copy or he would take their hand to make them repeat the action and then sign and say more, more tower, more bubbles etc, so you would blow bubbles and wait for a response from the child before continuing and this would encourage interaction.
We did a course called, hannen more than words and there is also a book which is excellent in providing information in supporting your child in there speech and language and also in there interactions. It has different sections depending on your childs stage, we found this to be extremely helpful.
I also agree with the last post that you should have him avaluated as early intervention is vital and the assessment period can take a long time. You could do an online screening for autism called mchat, this will give a risk or no risk for autism and the information would be useful to present to the doctor.
Does your son also demonstrate any sensory behaviour such as unusual hand movements, hand flapping, toe walking. Does he have any unusual reactions to light, touch, sound,smell etc
My son had 4 words at age two, 15 at 2yrs and 4 months.He would echoe what people said and still does this now. This increased and then lots of short phrases and since around three and a half years some independent speech which include his first sentences.
He has had allot of intervention though since age two.
Anyway hope I have helped and if you would like to ask anything else, please feel free.