He could be constipated. My cousin's son was completely potty trained until he had a bout of constipation. He started associated the potty with pain so she had to put a diaper on him again until the constipation went away.View Thread
Yes. I would have your child evaluated. Talk to your pediatrician about early intervention services. My DS is speech delayed and speech therapy was covered by the state until he turned 3 and when he turned 3 by the school district.View Thread
My son is 5 and my rule is his bedtime is 8p. That means he has to stay in his room but he doesn't have to go to sleep until he's ready. Oftentimes, I'll go in later and find him asleep on the floor or in his bed and will put him in his bed and/or cover him.
At 2 years old, he should get 12-14 hours of sleep a day. Does he take a nap during the day? If he does, maybe his nap is either too late in the day or too long.View Thread
Does your son snore? I ask because this sounds like sleep apnea. My DH has it and wears a CPAP at night. The jerking is his body waking him up just enough to start breathing again. Since this usually happens several times in a night, it means he isn't getting a good night's sleep.View Thread
DS was also diagnosed with PDD and that helped get our insurance to pay for speech therapy outside of school. He was evaluated by the school district for autism and met the educational definition which was good as that got him into a class for kids with communication difficulties. The evaluator was surprised at all the services (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy through the district and through our insurance) he was getting. She said he was only one of two kids she knew of that insurance was paying for therapy and the only kid she knew that was receiving all the services he's receiving. The majority of the therapies (OT, physical and some speec) are provided by the district at no cost to us. We have a $15 co-pay/appoinment for the speech the incurance is paying for but we don't mind.View Thread