IS she an only child? And does she have interaction with other kids her age who may have already started talking?
I ask because I have a soon to be 4yo who has a best friend that he has known since pretty much birth. The friend's mom was upset because my DS was crawling or babbling before her DS. Well my DS also has 4 older siblings & the friend is an only child. Every child is different!
I would worry if your child cannot communicate clearly by the age of 3years.
I think by 2 they are supposed to have 50 plus words, so I'd give it another 6 months.
My granddaughter doesn't talk either. She is 16 months and just took her first steps but rarely does. She has an early intervention therapist that comes once a week because she was delayed in all her milestones. They seem to start early intervention earlier and earlier. My olderst son was at 3 and my youngest was 2 with theirs. If your concerned, talk to her doctor she could help you with early intervention if needed.
My dd was kinda late talking. She was just observing others speach. I would catch her playing and talking when she thought no one was looking. I figure she was waiting to get it right before showing off her new skills. 6 now and she is still a perfectionist, my goodness it was hard to get her to write because she would get upset if it was not perfect like the picture. If they are saying words incorectly , you can place your mouth on their hand and say the word. Some how feeling the word allows them to pronounce it better. It almost instantly helps also. Some sounds are typical for different age groups.
My son is 22monts and he just says a few words too; not to worried about him though, he understands just about everything he is told (turn tv on, take dirty clothes to the laundry room, etc). Every baby is different and some develop faster/slower then others.... Chin up momma! ^_^ she will talk when she is ready!
I would talk to her doctor about any concerns and worse comes to worse get her evaluated with a speech professional to see what they think. Look into story time at the library for more interaction as well with other children and another adult reading books. It is very important at this age to expose her to as much written and spoken language as you can. Flash cards are just for fun at this age as well they do not need to know their abcs until closer to 3 or 4.
My grandson didn't speak much until he was almost 3. Now he's 7 and doesn't stop talking. He is in G&T classes.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just make sure you are using your complete vocabulary in your normal voice. Use a running narration such as.... Let's get your red shiney shoes. Put your left shoe on your left foot! There! Now lets close the velcro. How's that? Good. Hand me the right shoe. Thank you. Let's straighten your sock before we put your shoe on so it doesn't crinkle up and make a sore on your foot.
She may not have a lot to say, but she will understand what you are saying.
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