It is possible that your child will organically develop their skills and overcome their developmental deficiencies (e.g., close the gap), but in most cases, that is not a risk worth taking. Consulting a developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist for a diagnostic evaluation is ALWAYS a good idea. These doctors specialize in diagnosing developmental disorders and can provide better informed recommendations than a general pediatrician.

ABA therapy is not only used to develop new skills, it is a means of building up existing skills that the child may be having difficulty putting into use and context.