21 month old boy is not talking, throws tantrums, and has sensory issues.
Hi All, my son is almost 21 months old and is still not talking. Normally, this wouldn't get me scared or worried, because I understand boys tend to talk later. He says words like "Daa" for Dad, and "De" for Dog, but rarely any other sayings. He is a great pointer though, points to everything he wants, and is starting to point to Mom, Dad, Nana, Dog, and others when we say "Where is blank..." He makes eye contact, walked by 15 months, a little late, but doesn't like other kids or adults.
Now, he's starting to throw tantrums if we try to play with him. For example, he loves his cars, pushes them on window ledges, or his toy track, but if we try to play with him, sometimes he flips and throws a tantrum. Even when our neighbors kids are around, he doesn't like them touching stuff he's playing with. He gets very possessive, especially of daddy. If daddy picks up the other little boy, my boy cries and runs over to him to try to stop it like "That's my daddy, get away".
He's always been shy too, gets scared of new people. He also has sensory issues where he doesn't like sand, sometimes wood chips. He hates touching it, but can run over it no problem. If he falls down on these, he yells for help, and doesn't use his hands.
Should I be worried that he could have ASD or something else? My husband thinks he is doing well, but I have bad feeling that it's something else. Can anyone relate, should i be worried?
Btw, we saw an autism specialist and she didn't think he was ASD at all. But I feel like she didn't fully examine him and she might have missed something.