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I have a grandson that will be 2 in a month. He only drinks

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I have a grandson that will be 2 in a month. He only drinks milk from a sippy cup. He refused to put anything in his mouth until he was around 15 months when he was pretty much forced to do it. He now will only put a few snacks in his mouth. He is offered other choices, but just says "No" and looks away or pushes it away.
He seems to have a larger head than most toddlers his age-not sure if that is relevant.
He hums when he is concentrating.
He carries littles things around for hours at a time. Doesn't do much with them.
Likes to draw, but only on paper.
He a rather happy and active.
He loves TV.
He is learning new words. His vocabulary is about 10 words. Speaks jibberish all the time.
Teeth came in on the late side-12 months is when he cut his first tooth.
He likes to put magnets on the fridge-in a straight line.

At this time we just don't know if he has some Sensory Processing Disorder or something else that he should be tested for. My daughter has tried to talk to her doctor about it to no avail.

Would like some suggestions
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Bonnie replied 3 years ago.
Hello and thank you for consulting JA,

He should be referred to his county Birth to Three Program for an occupational therapist evaluation and a speech therapist evaluation. The OT will test for the sensory processing and a pediatric speech therapist also threat feeding delay. If these professional find a difference they will provide treatment until he turns 3. You do not need a referral from the doctor to request this.

To find the phone number, look under County Government children's services for developmental disability.

Good luck...
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Experience: and pediatric nurse practitioner with 30 years of experience counseling parents.
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