My son is 23 months and he had never said one word. His babble are not rich in consonants.
He doesn't wave and he does point but with whole hand while looking at me and at the objet back and forth. He imitates clapping, smiling or laughing, and jumping. That's about it.
He is very advanced in gross motor, can run, jump on one foot, come up stairs and down...etc..
He pretends play feeding me sometimes and himself. He plays with playmobiles. He goes to daycare and he is fine with other kids. He may have some separation anxiety but calm down quickly. He eats well, sleeps well, doesn't like to be alone, likes to play peek a boo and any other toy with me. He does point at images in books for me to tell the word but use my finger to point at it...
He does understand very simple 2 steps instructions like close the door and push the chair, take your shoes and give it to me, give it to me and give me a hug, he understands give me as long as the object is already in his hands, otherwise, he won't go get the object, unless it's shoes.
He understands everyday objects use and can imitate very well everyday tasks.
But he stims a lot when he sees light or hears music, hand flapping, and when he can't get what he wants he bangs his head. He never did a meltdown. He calms down very quick.
He seems to be a little obsess with water. But that's the only obsession, if it is an obsession ?
He sees early intervention but they say he is too young to diagnosis anything like autism.
What do you think about my son behavior ?