I don't know where to go next. As some of you may remember I had Muffin evaluated for language delays a while back. Nothing has changed. I try to ignore it but it's true. While he has a vast vocabulary he isn't putting words together to form phrases or paragraphs. You can't carry on even a simple conversation with him the way most 3 year olds can.
He will say 2 and 3 word phrases like...
"Where is Puck?"
He can look up on his wall and spell his name because we've taught him to do it.
He eats hardly anything and refuses to try anything he doesn't like the appearance of...
Waffles with Cream Chees
Nutrigrain Cereal Bars
Gold Fish or other crakers
He throws temper tantrums that can last 20 minutes or more. He will kick, hit, and scream when he is mad. If it's his brother's turn to let the dog out of his crate, Muffin with absolutely go crazy that he didn't get to do it. It's impossible to reason with him and explain that it's not his turn. Time outs are ineffecitve and he is frustrated easily.
He is also lovable and very sweet. He gives kisses and likes to cuddle. He is also potty trained during the day and olny needs pull-ups at night.
I feel like he is still two years old with no end in sight. The Child Find Evaluation basically said he is very smart and is manipulating me. I believe that is true but I don't believe that is the whole story. There is something that is not clicking for him.
Where do I go? Any advice from someone who has been there? Any ideas of what kinds of issues I should be looking at or asking the doctor about?