I don’t normally use my blog to solicit advice, particularly about personal matters. However William, my grandson is not yet two and a half and hasn’t started talking yet. He is not self-involved; he can identify colors and objects and points to them when asked; he knows what is going on around him. He seems to use the same syllable to mean different things. William is very physical. He started walking at 9 months. His sister, who is 9 years older than he, started talking very early.
I am sensitive about these matters, since my older brother is autistic and very low functioning. I have no experience with raising children, so I don’t know if William fits in the category of children who will eventually talk. Autism seems to manifest at about 30 months, a time that is approaching, in William’s case.
I would appreciate any insight that you can give me on this issue. Thank you all.