My LO is 2 years and 3 months old. He doesn't really say a lot of words but he still says some. He understands what DH and I are saying but he doesn't want to repeat words back to us. We have been working with him since he was 22 months when we noticed he wasn't doing well in the speech area. My pedi wants us to get him into speech therapy but, after talking to my family, I actually found out that most of the kids in my family did not start talking, at all, until they were 3.5-4 years old and none of them were ever behind in school, and they actually excelled. I feel like, if I did do speech therapy, I would be doing him more of a disservice because he does get frustrated really easily. He doesn't concentrate on any one thing at a time and is extremely hyper. However, I did notice that, when other kids are around, he picks up on what they are saying and will repeat them easily and almost perfectly.
Anyone have kids like this? If so what did you do with them? Did you let them figure it out on their own or did you take them to therapy.
(just one reason I don't like speech therapy is because it actually set my little brother farther back. He was at least saying some words before they came to work with him but after he clammed up and didn't say anything at all for another 6 months or so.)