Posted in Developmental Disorders, Preemies, Babies, Special Needs Children

Premature development

Anonymous

I have a 14month old who was born at 35weeks and development is delayed a month a a half. She is almost 15 months and either blatantly ignores me or does not understand commands like spit it out, give it to me, come here, or even responding to her name being called. If there’s something she wants or it benefits her then she’ll respond greatly which makes me think she understands, but other than that it’s like she ignores me. Am I thinking too much into this and she’s too young to understand these things, or is she choosing to do what she wants? The doctor said her name and she looked at her, but I think it was because the doctor spoke and not because she understood.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 06, 2018

    I recommend getting an evaluation from Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). They will be able to steer you in the right direction if need be. If she seems like she doesn’t understand, she may not be on track with her receptive communication. I thought my son was just being stubborn, it turns out he didn’t understand anything I was saying.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 06, 2018

    Ask for a hearing test!

  • Anonymous
    Oct 06, 2018

    I will look into it, thank you guys!