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Do you think all 1 1/2 yo children should be saying SOMETHING and if they aren't they should have speech therapy?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • No, I don't think children should be generalized like that. Honestly, some kids are just absorbing everything they hear and don't have anything to say themselves yet. Most likely once he starts he'll get very wordy very quickly. His first 'word' could even be a full sentence. I'm sure that you, as his mother, would be the first to know if he seems like he needs special help in any area. ((HUGS)) to you!

    Answer by Octobersmom at 11:51 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Nope, not at all. And I had one that spoke like a 6 year old at age one.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:34 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • No, my mother told me my brother didn't talk till he was 2years old. Has your pediatrician said anything regarding it?

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 4:35 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • maybe if you think there might be a hearing problem. My grandson is 29 months old and only says a few words. They are running him threw a lot of test now.

    Answer by SassyDee01963 at 4:41 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • My daughter was speaking in complete sentences at 18 months.

    That said, all children develop at their own rate. If you suspect a problem, them have your child evaluated. If there is an issue, early intervention is always best.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:21 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Yes, it's the Pediatrician who said he's got one month to start talking or she's going to recommend a speech therapist. I'm pretty peeved about it.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:39 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Yes. I think by 18 months they should be saying something, although there are other factors to consider (does he understand you, does he turn when you call his name, does he maintain eye contact, etc.) I think an evaluation to rule things out never hurts!

    Answer by missanc at 4:53 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • yes... I think they should be able to at least say mamma, dadda and 2-3 other words or I would be worried. My son had at least 100 words by 18 months... and he seems "average" compared to his peers.... if he said NOTHING I think something is wrong.
    At 12 months my son said 12 words.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:16 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Yes at that age they should be saying some kind of words and if not I would look into early childhood for your child.


    Answer by LoriAnn87 at 10:24 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Some words, yes. Not all children are speaking in complete sentences at this age, despite what some will tell you. Out of all the children of our friends and all the babysitting I've done, I have seen 1 child who spoke in sentences at that age and I strongly suspect that was because her grandmother was a preschool teacher. If you're concerned, have him evaluated. If you're not concerned, don't. She doesn't get to tell you what to do.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 5:06 PM on Aug. 13, 2010