Good morning every one . Hope you all are healthy and doing well. I have some concerns regarding my 9 month old son behavior. I fear if he has autism. I I guess I need some one to guide me on what I should do to help me figure out if I am going insane or truly he has some issue.
. He was born on may 2020 and he is healthy happy child. Initially his eye contact was okay but now he has excellent eye content . He loves imitating any sounds we make consistently so far like clicking sounds, kissing sound etc. since 3 weeks ago we started to teach him gestures like bye bye. He kind of does it once in a while but only when he is a mood to do it. I taught him some dance moves which he does sometimes.he babbles mostly mamamam, banana, Kakarkaka, gaga, etc. I feel he responds to us pretty good and his motor skills are on track. So far he feeds and sleeps well. He is always smiling at us.
He recognizes his name okay I guess. When he is not playing he responds 100% of the time . But when he is really focused on something he may respond only 50 to 70% of the time .I think this is my biggest concern. He loves to look at anything that has words . Example there were 2 stickers on the upper side of the bath tub. Although he enjoys bath and looks at us he loves looking at those warning label stickers. Similarly warning label logo on the side of the stroller. Very rarely he tenses his body . So far has done only on handful of occasions like may be 5 times on separate occasions. My biggest concern still his responding to name. I am so worried at this point . Do you guys suggest checking with my PT or getting him evaluated ? I really don’t want to do the wait and see approach . It’s driving me crazy
Thanks in advance