My Pediatrician referred my 2 yr old to a speech pathologist for an evaluation. What can I expect? I have a lot of mixed feelings right now.. the last thing in the world i want to hear is that my child is behind in his development.. any success stories for encouragement?
I already read that early intervention is good. I am trying to stay positive and not to cry. I cant stop thinking what did i do wrong?
We never went through it ourselves but our middle daughter had a speech delay. Her doctor, though, kept saying to wait and she would catch up. Then we moved when she was 2 1/2. her new doctor said right away we should look into early intervention but we just never did. Kind of regretted that.
She didn't say her first word until 16 months and only knew 2 words at 18 months. When she turned 2 she knew maybe 12-15 words (most learned at 22 months). At 2 1/2 she was just starting to put 2 words together into phrases and didn't really start to use short sentences until she turned 3. She's almost 8 now and is just fine, though. She did eventually catch up on her own.
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