10-31-2012, 11:16 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North of New Orleans
This!!! You will never regret getting an evaluation or therapy, but if there is something wrong, you will be upset with yourself for losing important time. I have a son with a language delay and am very thankful I didn't wait. The therapy has helped him greatly. Don't wait!
Originally Posted by mibarra
I agree with your ped, refer at 18 months if no progress. Some kids are late talkers, some have language delays, but by the time you find out by waiting, you have wasted months, if not years, of time they could have been getting therapy. And when it comes to language therapy, the earlier, the better. A SLP will be able to look at the whole picture and help determine which is the case. Most 2 year olds should have about 59 words, and be starting to put two words together.
I would do 2 things:
1) Talk about everything you do. Talk til you feel ridiculous. Talk and talk and talk some more. Comment on everything you see. It really helps.
2) See if he will learn some signs to communicate basic wants and needs, like eat, drink, more, mommy, ect.
Skye married to Adam (3/2/02)
Temporarily retired teacher, now SAHM mom to 4: Ella
(5/08), and Easton