Sorry to post in this section but I figure you are all the experts.
I would like to get DS (11 months) assessed/looked at by a professional in terms of his language. He doesn't babble, has no words, but the main thing that concerns me is that he doesn't seem to understand any words either (though we do have hand signals we use and he responds to). I am very confident it isn't a hearing issue as we had him tested at birth and at 8 months because of my own hearing issues (now at a functional level) and I know some of the tricks to check. He does blow raspberries, squeal and grunt, and makes a "hungry noise" like ermmermmerm. I do talk to him, read to him, sing, I don't think it's got to do with any of that.
My GP is friendly and agreeable and she has always made whatever referrals I've requested, though tends not to make any suggestions as such. I am not a big fan of my MCHN as in the past she has brushed off some of my concerns which have later been found to be well founded (my own mental health, DS's reflux and then later his eczema). What kind of specialist do you think I'd be best asking for? And if anyone is in northern Melb and knows exactly where I should go, please PM