Has he been tested by the public school system? If so, what do they say? He might qualify for a school program at the age of two (that's the age here in Texas where special programs begin)
Quoting Motherof_one:I'm in the same boat my daughter is 17 months and says mama, dada all the time but hi, yea ,no maybe every week and up, and baby only when she wants to lol. I'm starting to freak out. But here's a bump for you
Hasn't the therapist told you how delayed he is? DD when in kindergarten was evaluated at about 4 yrs old for speech. Now at end of 1st grade she is pretty much caught up except for the hard "s" sound which a few 1st graders still struggle with.
It is 2.9 in our area. They can test before, but will not start until 2.9
Quoting texassahm:Has he been tested by the public school system? If so, what do they say? He might qualify for a school program at the age of two (that's the age here in Texas where special programs begin)
If he is attempting to speak that is a good sign. I was worried about dd and found out she was practicing in private when she thought no one could hear her. This really works well. Say the word with your lips on their hand. They also feel how the word should feel when they speak it. Works great when older and they are saying words with wrong sounds.
My little guy says mama, daddy, sissy, bubba, yes, no, hello, goodbye, stop, cup, food, water, ouch, boo, doggie, horse, chicken, cow.... I know there is more but I can't remember what lol. I think at 16 months I wouldn't worry too much. Kids develop at different rates.
I have always heard boys develope in speech later than girls they start walking and climbing earlier. If he is using babble conversation I would think that means he gets whats going on. Make sure he feels the need to talk. I have seen alot of babies that talk later because they dont feel the need to say anything. Babies are highly want driven so the best time to work on it is when he wants something. Other than that patients and practice make sure your always talking it may feel stupid but if your in the kitchen just explain what your doing out loud so he can hear you and so on.
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