My first post ladies! My lil guy just turned 2 y/o on 10/22/10. He can keep up with with the 4 and 5 y/0 at the park, takes on the highest, longest slides, and has been walking since 9 months old. His cognitive comprehension is impressive, I can ask him to go in his room and bring his gray sneakers to me, and he would. BUT...he isn't speaking on the terms acceptable by the "standards." He can say "ball, mama, dada, lelo (hello)" and few other choice words. When he sees a cow, he'll say "moo," a cat, "meow," etc. BUT...he won't SAY cow, cat, etc. Nor will he repeat what I say, ex) If he wants his cup, I ask him to say "please" he'll hum my tone instead, not even trying to pronounce please. Sigh. His pediatrician isn't concerned, in fact, she said boys tend to lag behind girls in language skills, but I requested a speech assessment for him anyway. Any advice on this new chapter I'm turning? Ty ever much!
Answer by Scuba at 11:37 AM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by Chell.o_0 at 11:48 AM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Oct. 28, 2010
Having him tested will mean you either find out he does need help and you get it, or he's right where he should be and you have no reason to worry. Either way it will put your mind at ease. I had my son tested at 2, and he ended up only testing one month behind on speech at that time; on most everything else he tested at the 3 year level or above. I had thought he was much further behind than he actually was because I was comparing him to his twin sister who was actually pretty far ahead on speech development. Even though my son didn't technically qualify for speech, the therapist was willing to give him an atypical qualification since his speech development was out of line with his development in other areas. I do believe he has benefited from speech therapy, and I feel pretty sure he will be right where he needs to be before he starts to kindergarten.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:59 AM on Oct. 28, 2010
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