Hi, I've been a member for a couple of years but i've not posted for a while. Anyway, i've been worried about my son since he was about 13/14 months old when he suddenly stopped waving and clapping his hands and also lost the couple of words he used to say. family told me not to worry and it sometimes happens. physically his development has been quite fast. he crawled at 5 months, walked at 9.5 months. also he has always been a very giggly baby (laughed out loud a 7 weeks old). over the past 4 months ive noticed more an more things that are causing concern: walks on his toes a lot. Very obbsessive (especially opening and closing doors, drawers ect. and light switches). Doesn't point to objects or look at objects being pointed to. doesn't seem to understand emotion (except happyness). does not enjoy sitting on someones knee. doesn't understand pretend play. Has never brought a toy and anything else to show me. there are more but i wont go on... on the plus side: He enjoys kisses and cuddles sometimes. he makes a good amound of eye contact. doesn't seem bothered by change. enjoys peek-a-boo (a lot!) His health visitor has referred him to a pead. as she is concerned but she said she legally isnt allowed to give he opinions as to what she thinks but did say "trust your instincts" and also "its a good job you don't work because when treatment starts it will take up a lot of my time". We have to wait at least 2 months before an appointment and also 9 months waiting for speach therapy. i hear a lot of stories about regression. he's has a small regression already but i'm worried sick he will regress further as the stories seem to document regression at 2-2.5 years. i would love to get some of your thoughts. i feel like ive been left alone with no support at all apart from my lovely hubby.