DS has been doing really well with SLP goals. There are still a lot of things that mommy wishes her little boy would do (speech related), but maybe they're not realistic or age appropriate... which is the problem with peer comparisons.
Jen comes today and is quite impressed with DS asking questions, varying responses, etc.. and comments that he's doing so well we're going to have to come up with new goals. And she acted stumped and asked me if there was anything else I could think of to work on and she would have to really think to come up with something. I have known for quite some time that she thinks he is 'all caught up' and working on goals above his age.
I have taken a bit of a break from 'neurosis' (Example 1 / Example 2) of constant speculation and reevaluation of how/what DS is doing - so I was tounge tied when she asked. To tell the truth, there are certainly things that still bother me, but I didn't know what they were. I don't even have a mental list right now.
Question: At age 3 - which we are only 4 months away from - what would be appropriate developmental stages of speech to have been through. Also, do you have some sort of 'list' of dev. milestones that should be reached by 3? Are there things that you know of that relate so specifically to ASD that maybe she's missing as needs IF she's not that up on 'the spectrum'?
I am totally pleased that she wants my input - I don't want this to come across as some fault of hers right now. I just feel unqualified to identify what he SHOULD be doing & so i always have this fear that if I don't know to look for it, it could go totally unnoticed b/c she doesn't dig very deep to FIND things that he needs to work on. I'm on board to do the work on my end to find answers to these questions - but I'm hoping someone will chime in and help me.
Two heads are better than one!
Oh & if your'e not an SLP, but you have some input....you're certainly welcome!