Do any of your LOs have a speech delay?
My son had his 15 month check up today.
She diagnosed him with delayed speech but we aren't doing anything about it yet. She says because he started walking 2.5 weeks ago and picked up saying mama and dada at the same time, that she agrees with me he might just be starting to bloom. So she wants to give him a chance to see if over the next three months he continues to bloom. If he has little to no progress, he will be starting speech therapy at 18 months. She asked if I wanted to start it now since he is delayed, but I said no, that I also wanted to give him a chance to hopefully continue to bloom in his development since he just started some new things. She said if and when he does speech therapy, he probably won't need it for long since it would be to just give him a boost to START talking. The fact that he doesn't babble when he's walking around or playing with toys or as a way to try to communicate is the issue, since he has no interest at all in speaking, even if it's toddler gibberish lol.
Based on a pediatric screening, he ranks 20% in speech. So he's not like ALL the way behind, but he is also nowhere near where he should be lol. I have confidence that he will continue to bloom. He has already done so many new things in these last 2.5 weeks that I think he was just content where he was until now. :) Now he wants to learn it seems.