My son is 24 months and the sweetest little guy. He loves to cuddle, hug and read books. He smiles a lot and has okay eye contact. He shows me objects of interest and LOVES being with other kids (though he doesn’t seem to quite understand person space and will go up to them and smile enthusiastically less than a foot away). He counts up to 20 and is advanced with his drawing and colouring. He is able to understand emotions like sad, and mad and pretend plays tea with his stuffies.
My concerns are that he doesn’t respond to his name consistently, he is a somewhat picky eater, he lines objects up (mostly just cars and trains), his drawing seem to be fairly realistic for his age. He draws 1, 10, 11, 9. And is able to draw a train (a square with wheels and a train track). He is super focused on things and likes to read books over and over again. Sometimes 10 or more times, and then he will remember some of the words the next day. Is this normal development? He also does say 2 word sentences but it most often is red car, pink truck, big bus, and other labels. He does sometimes say “mum up” or “hot fire” or “no banana” but those have only been said a couple of times. I’m thinking of having him assessed but my doctor is a wait and see sort of a doctor so I’m hoping to know how hard I should push for an assessment.