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Old 03-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #11
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Re: boys and talking?

The grunting and pointing makes me think he's more then just shy or "out-talked" by the girls". Most kids who don't talk because of siblings just point, or point and whisper, or talk fine with the others gone....but grunting is unusual because it shows a desire to communicate but some difficulty with the process.

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he has the opportunity to talk. my nieces are gone all weekend and he gets one on one mommy and daddy time daily. even alone with me or dh he doesnt talk hardly at all....last night he was mouthing something but no sound was coming out it was odd and im not sure what he was trying to say but it was more than one word he mouthed lol
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Re: boys and talking?

My dd1 didn't start talking much until around 23mos and then there was a huge language explosion and she has always spoken very precisely and correctly. dd2 spoke more on the normal time line.

I know in the US it's considered delayed but here it's really not. Here likely you'd be getting hearing checked, they'd ask about his ability to follow directions and communicate in some way. If everything else seems normal they'd say wait another 6mos and then see how he is progressing.

With all those older sisters I bet he can't even get a word in!!
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he has the opportunity to talk. my nieces are gone all weekend and he gets one on one mommy and daddy time daily. even alone with me or dh he doesnt talk hardly at all....last night he was mouthing something but no sound was coming out it was odd and im not sure what he was trying to say but it was more than one word he mouthed lol
Yup. I'd call today. Call Ped and EI (and make sure to mention his lack of vocab and his seizures last year)
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #15
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If it bothers you call EI. I know of other kids- boys and girls who are late talkers. As for boys being later, all 5 of mine had spoken early, even in complete sentences between the ages of 1 and 2, so it didn't hold true for them.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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My eldest were the opposite. My son started talking at 12 months and never stopped, he was way ahead of the game verbally, but only started getting physically outgoing after 3. My daughter started walking at 9.5 months and didn't really talk until she just turned 2. I think every child is different, but either tend to be more verbal or physical. If you are concerned you could always ask your pediatrician.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:46 PM   #17
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Its normal around here. My son can say some words and more are coming but its no where that I hear other kids. We took him to Children's and they said he was "average" which made no sense and refused to provide services. We are trying to get a new referral but are getting a huge run around.
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The grunting and limited vocabulary make me think there might be something going on. He could be perfectly fine and experience and total language explosion very soon, but I'd err on the side of caution and have him checked out.

My DS was a later talker than my DD, but she was super early with everything, so even though he was later than her, he is still average or a little ahead in his language. He did have a language explosion around the age of your DS and new words were added to his vocab every day. He now won't stop talking So your DS could be on the cusp of that language explosion, or there might just be something that is hindering his language abilities and some intervention could help.
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