Anyone dealt with this? My son CAN talk, he just doesn’t seem to want to. Observing him in play he is talking in full words and even different voices, if he imitates me on the phone he has a voice for me and a voice for the other side of the call.
The best way to get him to talk in fact is movies, he will repeat dialogue or if a character puts their hand on glass he says “hi”.
He poses people rather than talk, say he wants a certain food well he will get the food and a pot and take your hand and put it on the food. He does this for all kinds of stuff, he tries to put the people near what action he wants.
His pediatrician doesn’t think he is autistic, it doesn’t seem to fit either.
Complication:I can distinctly remember as a small child refusing to talk to adults, wanting to convince them I was mute. This would let me win or something, I was a very odd child.
EDIT:Forgot to add he has no other signs of autism, he likes to play with other children and he doesn’t avoid touch or cuddling.