My daughter was born at 26 weeks. She said mama and dada by her first birthday. By 18 months actual age, she added maybe three or four more words. She was evaluated just before her second birthday because she was saying fewer than ten words. (She's been in Early Intervention since she came home.) She started speech therapy right after her birthday. She was a few months ahead in her comprehension, but her speech itself was at a 14 month old level. After six months of therapy, her vocabulary has exploded. We're now working on phrases and sentences since she has her labeling down. I'm sure your daughter will start talking soon. Just give her some more time and remember that she is going to be a little bit delayed. Try not to compare her to other children, because that will drive you crazy!
at 4:15 PM on Jun. 27, 2008