My daughter was a late talker. When she was around that age, I mentioned it at the pediatrician's office and basically said no one could ever understand her but me and she didn't have any clear words. They referred us to a Birth to Three Early Intervention Program. There is probably a similar organization in your state but it might have a slightly different name. They came out and did the evaluation for free in my home with toys, pictures, etc, very nice people. It turns out she was eligible for services. I was then, am now and always will be so glad we did it. It helped her tremendously. She was in speech therapy until 4 years old and is now fine (9 years old) and I always credit the early intervention for helping her with her speech before she got into kindergarten and had a much harder time. Obviously your child is still so young, it might not be a problem at all, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to let you know.
at 5:49 PM on May. 15, 2009