i agree with those who suggest contacting your school district. This sounds like more than a speech delay. There is definite reason for concern when your child loses skills. Sometime babies lose skills temporarily while they focus on aquiring other skills- doesn't sound like the case here. While there is a wide range for normal development, he should be self-feeding and pointing at objects. Even a child with a communication delay would be able to master that.
I'm sorry if i sound negative- it is not my intention. Instead, I feel it is important to get him evaluate ASAP in order to get him the help he needs. Early intervention can work miracles, and if help is available you should take it. Your pediatrician isn't concerned?!
I highly suggest you get 2 DVDs. (They may have at your local library) They are called "Baby Babble 1" and Baby Babble II...they are excellent for introducing first words and sounds...my son was the exact same way as yours at that age...I stressed about it for a while, but then I really started working with him. Always read to them, even if they appear uninterested, they are listening. Do flash cards, announciate words slowly to him. Also watch Wheel of Fortune!!! It's mezmorizing sp? to them! My son learned the alphabet from watching that show. All pediatricians are going to suggest speech therapy at a certain age if the child isn't reaching that milestone, but they fail to realize that all kids are different, and that doesn't mean they are delayed, they simply aren't ready...one size does not fit all! Don't stress over it, really make an effort to constantly talk to your son and look at picture books over and over together.. repetition and consistancy is key One day he'll start saying what you've been waiting for!!!! Don't forget to check out those DVDs...they work! Good luck!
I would talk to your pediatrician about this ...They should refer him to be evaulated by Early Intervention...I don't know where you live ...I live in NJ so we have Early Intervention if eliable they give what therapies he needs....
I think you might want to contact your local school district. It might be possible to have him assessed by some sort of early intervention program, at no cost. I think the school could tell you who to call or where to go. Early intervention makes a huge difference if something is wrong. It is very important.
For second babies the late side of walking is 18 months. So, that being said, I would try to get him back in to the PT. Have you spoken to his pediatrician about this. If you feel he is regressing that needs to be addressed. There are different diagnosis for just being delayed and actually regressing in things. Second babies can be late bloomers b/c older siblings tend to do everything for them. If you are having concerns and still worried about his progress speak to his ped. You can't rely on a 15 minute doctor visit to say your son is okay. It may just be that he's very laid back and stubborn. But, to ease your mind you need to get answers. And if there is an issue early intervention can help your child tremedously.
Oh, as for the throwing things, I think that's normal. Especially, if after he throws them someone comes along and puts them back in the crib. It's a fun game for him watching mommy pick up his toys evertime he throws them out!