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My child use to blurt out words when he turned 12 months and now he is 21 months and doesn't really talk he throws tantrums bangs his head is he ok?
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: He is not OK
It soulds like your child has regressed, clearly this is a big concern and he needs to be evaluated by someone familiar with autism spectrum disorders, head banging is most commonly seen at that age in children with sensory processing problems.
This is not something to wait and see with.

In brief: He is not OK
It soulds like your child has regressed, clearly this is a big concern and he needs to be evaluated by someone familiar with autism spectrum disorders, head banging is most commonly seen at that age in children with sensory processing problems.
This is not something to wait and see with.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
It would be helpful for his pediatrician to do both general developmental & autism-specific screening & refer, as recommended.
Dr. Patricia Daniel
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Delayed language
He should be evaluated by a behavioral pediatrician or a child psychologist if he is not speaking at 21 months of age.
He should also have a hearing screen if one hasn't been done.

In brief: Delayed language
He should be evaluated by a behavioral pediatrician or a child psychologist if he is not speaking at 21 months of age.
He should also have a hearing screen if one hasn't been done.
Dr. Patricia Daniel
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
With regression in language skills & atypical behaviors,your pediatrician will refer to your state's Early Intervention program, as well.
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe not
Losing acquired language skill and head banging certainly raise concern.
Your child's primary care physician may even consider referral to a developmental specialist or to neurologist.

In brief: Maybe not
Losing acquired language skill and head banging certainly raise concern.
Your child's primary care physician may even consider referral to a developmental specialist or to neurologist.
Dr. Jay Park
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