While Oliver is still doing wonderful, I would say that he is overall kind of plateauing.
While this may not sound positive, to not be losing any learned skills is outstanding. Individuals with autism sometimes experience regressions where words, signs, eye contact, play habits, and other skills disappear. Oliver’s first signs of autism were a regression of most all of his newly acquired 15-month skills and he has since gained and lost words. For example, he hasn’t said, “mama”, “nana” (my mom), “Paco” (our dog), and dog for many, many months. He has lost and regained words, in addition to signs, clapping, waving “bye bye”, and dancing, so I see hope for his currently lost words. His other words, signs, and actions are still going strong, but there aren’t too many new ones.
What regressions have your children experienced? Have they gone through a “plateau” period?