is your child delayed because they re not putting 2 words together by a yr old?

Becki - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i was told by someone with the H.A.N.D.S department that if your child cannot put 2 words together like "Mommy Gone" or " GO Bye Bye" by a yr old then that means they are "delayed" i was just wanting to know how old everyone elses child was when they actually started to talk or put words together?

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Laura - posted on 01/18/2011

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I would wait another year and see. My oldest daughter wouldn't really talk and my mother kept insisting speech therapy for her. I told her she would talk when she's good and ready and sure enough one day she started and hasn't stopped since. My youngest daughter didn't start talking until later then my oldest and she didn't really communicate very well until my husband moved in two years ago. She still has infantile language but you can understand her a little bit more. She is 7 now and is the one with special needs.

Ashley - posted on 01/17/2011

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At a year old LOL NO. (well for boys) at 18 months old they should say 10 words on a regular basis. I believe by 2 is the 2-3 word sentences. I know this because my son has developmental delays....most people only expect momma, dada etc (simple words)

Michelle - posted on 10/21/2010

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That is ridiculous. Speech issues are generally not brought up until around 2. My 1yr old does not put two words together.

Niki - posted on 10/14/2010

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is this for real, my info i have they start putting two words together at about 18monts - 1 1/2yrs, so wouldn't it be more like 2yrs there is a problem, my son only speaks vowel sounds still, he is behind in this area but way a head in others, my paft person here in NZ said they don't worry about speech delay till 2 1/2 yrs, as he hears every thing we say, n does what we tell him to do

Rhonda - posted on 11/07/2009

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Your first stop needs to be to an ENT! Smoetimes just a child needing Pediatric Eustachian Tubes will have speech delays. My son does have Developmental issues, but once he had the P.E tubes put in his ears and a little bit of speech therapy he started catching up. Good luck and God Bless!

Becki - posted on 10/09/2009

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thanks Jan no i do not have other children and she is very talkative its just hardly ne of the words she says makes ne sense but she can say really hard words its just not often. i talk to her all the time and i talk to her as if shes an adult NO BABY TALK i know plenty of children her age that arent talking clearly i just think that they shouldnt cause parents to worry i know theres nothin wrong with my child and i dont think its right for them to try and make me or her feel like there is

Jan - posted on 10/09/2009

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Hi Becki, you dont say if this is your 1st baby or not. If you have other kids they probably talk for her/him. If not then dont worry too much, they'll soon catch up. Babies all develope skills at different paces. Good luck, I'm sure things will be fine. x

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