*****FROM ABC NEWS MEDICAL UNIT*****
Hi Needmoresleep06 and thank you for your question. Here is an answer to your question from Michael Alessandri, Ph.D., Director of the CARD Center at the University of Miami:
I think you are very lucky to have such a dedicated team of therapists and you should rely on the expertise of your occupational and physical therapists. I do think the description of your child losing skills, however, also requires a consultation not only with your therapists and pediatrician, but also with a pediatric neurologist. I also wonder if you have yet consulted with a geneticist to rule out any known genetic condition that might explain any loss of skills or motor deterioration. In the meantime, I would encourage as much physical therapy as possible to stimulate your child's motor development through this developmental plateau.
Note: Top medical experts on autism answer questions like these on the ABC News OnCall+ Autism site: http://abcnews.com/autism .