Hi I am worried parents. My 23 month premature baby (32 Week) still doesn't speak a single meaning full word, doesn’t point or wave hand for bye, doesn't pay attention when we try to teach something. Love to live alone, doesn’t want to copy from older, doesn’t recognized picture. He is also not very interest to play with other kids. He licks everything. When he is hungry he suck his thumb and come to him mom. Someone told us these are early sign of autism.
But he recognized his name nearly all the time, He has good eye contact, He feed us, if we demand. He understand come but not go, If I just say hand, leg, teeth, mouth he is able to show these body part, he understand give, take( Not his favorite item), he knows use of comb, He can open and close all drawer, turn on tab water, claiming chair grill. He does hand shake with us and some time hi five, love to play peek a boo, put out arms or leg to help with dressing. When we take him to door he push us to go outside, He is very careful for his own safety, He used to do toe waling and hand flapping but no more. But still he become hyper and some time does unusual behavior like close his eye and walk, unnecessary cry and laugh. I am in very much worried about him. We are giving him speech therapy since one month and we admit him in a pre-school. Please advice.