For a child with autism, big changes in speech, personality, and behavior can happen overnight!
It might be a good idea to start keeping a record of your child and their growth. This can help when the doctor asks you if a certain behavior is new, or when your child started doing a certain thing (like flapping their hands).
Here's what you can do:
Take a short video of your child every 3 months. Videos can be of anything — your child playing at home, sitting in a therapy session, or joining your family at a big event.
Try to capture new abilities or habits that you think the doctor or therapist might want to know about.
Label the recording with their name and the date you took it so you can keep track!