My son is 28 months old and doesn't talk

Lisa - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if I should be concerned that my son isn't talking... The only things he ever says are Momma, wow, and uh-oh... He doesn't appear to have any hearing problems, and he understands when you talk to him, or ask him something. He does "talk" alot, but it's all just babbling, and there aren't any actual words coming out.

Both of my daughters had quite a large vocabulary by the time they were his age, and I know you're not supposed to compare your children, but I am starting to get a little worried.

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Warsan - posted on 08/03/2012

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hi iam new in to this side. my son is 28month he babbles , can say a lots of woords, can answers Q with yes or no and point them out if you give him a choice, he knows his alphabet can count till 20, knows his colours and shapes and recognize them all. he tryes to rebeat the woord you say or names items, but mostly off target . he understands everything we say and try to read the books with me, when we doing stories. we went to speech thps and she thinks he has dyspraxia, i dont see any symptomes, only the speech is missing. he does every thing that a normal child does. he eats normal and sleeps. he plays with other kids, runs, watch tv like an other child and sings rymes and knows his bodyparts.
pleas any advies what to do.

Kimberley - posted on 12/31/2009

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I'm not really worried yet. My pediatrician said that boys are different with talking. It's something you can't control. Matteo can pinpoint anything you ask him to do, ask him to pick up, mimic sounds of any animal, truck, train,etc... and generally is a happy boy. He talks when he chooses and gets mad at me when I push him too far. Trust me, some days - I keep telling him that he has to "use words" but then he'll just sit down and not talk to me. Everyone tells me that I've learned his language but I've been trying to teach him to talk since he was little! Now, I'll just wait! Even last week I heard him say "i want that" and then walked away. It's like he's testing me. We read books all the time and one of his favourites is the bear in the big blue house - and it has every item in homes. He can point out everything even when I turn the book upside down to see if he's paying attention!! I know he's learning - he just is "waiting" for some reason.

Heather - posted on 11/01/2009

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I am a speech therapist. I think you should consider seeing a speech therapist right away. There are many ways they can help you and the sooner you start the better. It does sound like your son is quite behind. At age 2 he should be using 200-500 words. You can find a speech therapist on the web www.asha.org or www.caslpa.ca

Warsan - posted on 08/07/2012

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than you so much for replaying to me, we are waiting for hearing test. hopefully things will go oke. i am so glade to hear tht i am not the only one who is confused. i let you know hw it goes.

Kimberley - posted on 11/25/2009

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My son is 27 months old and pretty much CHOOSES what words he'll say and when he'll talk. He fully understands us and can mimic all animal sounds, follow directions to pick up a specific toy, or shirt, etc. His hearing was checked and all seems okay- he's just not wanting to talk. For awhile I was getting worried and everyone says boys are more stubborn - but you watch, when your son starts talking - he'll be doing so in full sentences!!! I'll probably end up with the same with our son, Matteo!! Don't give up on him... talk to him, read him stories, talk to him when you're out shopping, point things out to him... eventually he will.

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Kimberley - posted on 08/04/2012

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My son did the same thing. We kept asking about his "non talking" and finally after a referral to a pediatric ENT specialist - they realized that he had fluid in his MIDDLE EAR - which would make it seem like he was constantly hearing things under water, so this was also affecting his speech. He wasn't hearing it correctly all the time so pronouncing things correctly became an issue too. He just had another hearing test yesterday and for the first time since he was around 2 years old - got a "borderline pass" - so that's improvement. (He's been on a nasal spray to help drain the fluid). He doesn't have to take the nasal spray any more unless he gets a cold. Our almost 2 year old talks almost as much as our older son. I'm not comparing but never assume that it's not something we can't see! Doctors can figure out what the concern is!

Lorilee - posted on 01/14/2010

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Our son was also a late talker. We ended up doing the following:
- Had his eyes checked - he wears glasses because he has a stigmatism and lazy eye. Just had eye surgery for the lazy eye and is doing great.
- Went to an ENT and had his adnoids removed.
- Had him checked for autism - that was a negative.
- He was also tongue tied which made it hard for him to develop his speech.
- He also had his hearing checked, a few times but it was fine.
- Went to a private speech therapist who recommended we try to get him into and individual education program when he turned 3. This is done through the county and goes through your school system. He is now 6 years old and has learned so much through this program (and it is all paid for by your tax dollars). He goes to preschool 5 days a week for 3 hours each day. The bus picks him up and brings him home. It has made a huge difference in his speech, social skills and confidence. I would contact your county educational department and talk to them and maybe they can point you in the right direction. You don't want your son to get too much further behind.

Good Luck and remember there are alot of things you can do to get him help. Once they are in the IEP the speech services and anything else they may need is available to them throughout their school years. It is a fabulous program!

Tiffany - posted on 12/31/2009

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wow...my son just turned two and does the same thing..he will occasionally say momma,daddy uh-oh and that oh so famous "wow".My Husband is so concerned and thinks our son might be slow for now talking but I don't believe he is because he does alot of jibberish talk and knows what I'm saying.So I feel the struggle you have and I've tried to do so much research but the only thing that makes sense to help them is flashcards.Just simple dollar flashcards with a simple word and picture,reading for atleast 20 mins a day and telling him the word of everything you do,cup,spoon etc.Plus like everyone else said Boys don't catch on easily to language skills as does a girl so I hope you feel a little better and don't worry He'll be talking up a storm soon enough.Oh yeah another thing is is that since your daughtes can talk he might feel there's no reason to because they understand him and ca ask for stuff for him when need be.Or atleast thats what a doctor said about the subject.

Ashley - posted on 11/06/2009

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I am having the same problem. My son is 24 months, and still isnt talking. he does the same thing, babbles alot and says mama. But, never any real words. We just got him evaluated with a speech therapist at the childrens hospital by us. Waiting to hear back with their results and recommendations. he has no problem hearing, and he understands everything. I'm hoping that they give me some advice or tips of things to do at home to help him. Good luck!

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