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Speech in a 15 month old...when do I start worrying? *uh...edit?*

Posted by on Jul. 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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I know, I know, every kid is different. But that's the advice that took me till age three to get ds diagnosed with autism.

Dd doesn't have hearing problems, but doesn't respond to get own name. She babbles, but has no interest in pointing or putting labels to things.

In YOUR experience, what should a 15 month old be doing as far as communication?

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Holy crap. Uh, thank you ladies for all the great advice. It's just kinda overwhelming that now I have 140+ pieces of it lol. I promise to read it all but I think for now ill get her assessed by the regional center or at least schedule it. I'll also complete the MCHAT as also suggested.

Thank you! Cafe mom gods you can totally unfeature this now lol.
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crwspringer
by Platinum Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM
I got dd evaluated at 18 months. It doesn't hurt to talk to the ped. about it.
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MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM
My problem with that is my pedi is fairly laid back and she let ds go to 3 before suggesting it. She's not a bad pedi but she's the only one I get till January.


Quoting crwspringer:

I got dd evaluated at 18 months. It doesn't hurt to talk to the ped. about it.

MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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adrianasmommy07
by Kristin on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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If your " mom senses" are going off rhen you need to pay attention to them. Spend time each day pointing things out and naming them. She may not seem to br paying attention, but it does sink in.

Also, if she is working hard on another area of development like a new gross motor skill, she may seem to drop off or ignore another area like speech. My ds does that and his therapists (he had a brachial plexus injury and torticullis) say its perfectly normal.
SouthernStorm
by on Jul. 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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I was concerned about my DD.  At 15 m she could say "dada" and "rooroo" (the dog, Rudy).  She'd said "mama" before but didn't say it at that time.  For the most part she didn't respond to her name (and still doens't).  She was over 18m before other words started creeping into her vocab.  Now at 22 months she can repeat almost anything I say (good and bad, lol).  Today I told her we were going into the store to get some Vodka and she starts screaming  Va-Ka, Va-ka, mama Va- ka, lol.  

MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Jul. 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Thank you very much! I get people saying that ill know and such but I don't know what normal development looks like. Ds was very delayed so I have no idea.


Quoting adrianasmommy07:

If your " mom senses" are going off rhen you need to pay attention to them. Spend time each day pointing things out and naming them. She may not seem to br paying attention, but it does sink in.



Also, if she is working hard on another area of development like a new gross motor skill, she may seem to drop off or ignore another area like speech. My ds does that and his therapists (he had a brachial plexus injury and torticullis) say its perfectly normal.

MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Jul. 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Thank you!


Quoting SouthernStorm:

I was concerned about my DD.  At 15 m she could say "dada" and "rooroo" (the dog, Rudy).  She'd said "mama" before but didn't say it at that time.  For the most part she didn't respond to her name (and still doens't).  She was over 18m before other words started creeping into her vocab.  Now at 22 months she can repeat almost anything I say (good and bad, lol).  Today I told her we were going into the store to get some Vodka and she starts screaming  Va-Ka, Va-ka, mama Va- ka, lol.  


Ninjabubble
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM
My 15 month old can only say ma and mmmmm. But he might be mentally challenged :/
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SouthernStorm
by on Jul. 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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I'd probably let things ride until 2 and if not saying a decent amount of words at that point, seek out help.  


moroccanmommy
by on Jul. 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Baby is only 15 months.....babbles is what they do
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