14 month old - hard to tell
My daughter who is 14 months doesn't really fall into any of these sensory categories. If I had to pick it would be a visual "seeker" because she is all over the place (But what 14 month olds aren't)?
I have an appt to get her an eval in a month by OT. At 14 months she is not doing many skills that she "should" be doing. She will dump, but not fill. She does not point or gesture. She has no words (not even mama or dada). But, she makes excellent eye contact, she babbles with inflection, she "shows" (but does NOT give ie: give me the ball), and is very engaged with whoever plays with her (unless another baby). She doesn't wave bye bye, but gives kisses. The pointing and the filling/stacking are very worrisome for me. I have seen 10 month olds do it easily.
I don't think she is classic autistic (way too young to tell for sure) because of her engagement. Her comprehension is off the charts - she "knows" about 50 words. If you say "where is the giraffe", she will go get her giraffe, pick it up, look at it, look at you in your eyes and say "aye?" Isn't that encouraging?
I have been to countless website and I'm looking for reassurance or some help. I don't know what to do. any one have success with a story such as this? I wish I could just go into the future and see whether or not she will be okay. She seems SO SMART with everything. Just isn't doing what she should be doing.