My 16 month old say NO words. I know all kids are different but is none something to worry about? He will repeat "mama" if I say it, but doesn't call me that. What can I do? I read about 3 books a day to him, talk to him all of the time, and always play. Should we make an appointment or something?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Dec. 30, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by youngmommy2-3 at 8:07 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:13 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Answer by kaycee14 at 8:14 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Anyone who says not to worry doesn't know what they are talking about. So if you have a concern then tell your pediatrician to make a referral to a speech therapist. Make it a request but really it is not. My son has a speech delay and did things that were similar. It could be nothing more than a slight delay to more serious issues. The earlier you get him evaluated the better. If he does have an issue then early intervention services are available to him and to you. Parents who say not to worry do not have children who have medical issues or speech issues. I noticed a problem at five months but we did not get therapy services until my son was closer to 10 months.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:18 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
cont..I work with children professionally and am always amazed at how laxed even doctors can be about getting services. But what never seems to fail is when a parent comes in they say, "I knew something was not right when Joey was __________ but everyone told me not to worry. I should have gone with my gut feeling." Hind sight is the only 20/20 vision we have. Even if he hears fine, and for my son his hearing is great, there can still be a problem. The above poster is incorrect. The reason: receptive language can be developmentally appropriate yet there can be significant impairments in expressive language. Receptive language and expressive language are processed by the brain differently and are two separate operations of function. When in doubt - see a specialist. Just to get peace of mind.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:23 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Answer by XKsmommy at 8:38 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Answer by GreekMama28 at 8:50 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:09 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Answer by kaycee14 at 10:50 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
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