My 21 month old son, born October 2010, isn't talking. He's always been an early bird when it comes to physical things. He crawled early, he walked at 10 months, he's super smart, and he understands everything. I can ask him to do something and he does it. I ask him to use his words and it just doesn't come out. He says mama and dada. I have occasionally heard him say shoes or kitty but it's not very clear. I talked to his doctor at the last checkup but he just says everything else seems normal and he's just late to develop his words. Any advise on encouraging to speak more??
Does he need to talk or does he get what he wants by pointing.. and kids go through clingy stages I wouldn't worry about that..once he's 2 if you think he's still behind you can call ur local school and they will evaulate and give him help if needed and it's free
Don't worry,some kids take times friend!!If you still worry go and consult some good doctors!!
My son is almost four and just started to talk... It made me worried a lot because - a strange thing - he is VERY talkative. He talks to strangers, especially pretty women, all the time, but does it on his own baby/gibberish language. Seems like he figured out that he does not need to talk, because he is already a ladykiller. But he is very smart and visual - an year ago he was able to find his favorite flash game using google (actually typing the names of the games, but he can not read or write of course just yet).
Now he can put a computer together, connect it to outlet, keyboard and mouse and get access to internet...So, I have the assumption that he feels that he does not need to talk... but he is starting slowly, thanks God
If you are worried, you should contact Birth to Three in your area. They are government funded programs for children under age 3 who have developmental delays (like speech, etc.). They will come out and evaluate your son for free and recommend a course of action. It's important to be very proactive with your kids. If you feel something is wrong, say something and keep saying it till someone listens. I have found this out time and again with my kids. You know your son the best and the earlier you get him help, the sooner he will improve. Good luck!
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