We went for my daughter's 9mo check up yesterday and found out that she hasn't mastered a lot of the communication benchmarks that she should have by now. She coos, laughs, blows air out of her mouth (to make a "spitting" sound) and screams/shrieks (when really excited) but she hasn't even started trying to say "lala", "dada" or put any similar syllables together. I had her at 34 weeks but she was healthy enough that she never had to be in the NICU and was treated like a full term newborn. Aside from sitting up on her own a little late (around 8mo) she's developed just fine. Does anybody have suggestions as far as activities I can do with her to help her speech develop? I'm a SAHM, so she is talked to and read to a good bit. Everything else about her is fine so the doctor said to try and work on it for about a month and if she doesn't progress then we'll have to go to a specialist.
Edit** As part of the communication skills, she also doesn't "share". She doesn't hand toys back and forth to someone or offer a toy to you. She's an only child. She will converse with you on occasion but it's only through coos or excited screams.
on Oct. 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM