2 1/2 year old does not talk

Bethany - posted on 06/16/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




I am worried about my 2 year old son and his verbal skills. He only says mama and dada and uh oh, not at the right times and babbles. However, he understands everything. He points and follows directions easily. I even ask him shapes and points to the correct ones.We have early intervention that comes every week but she said she can't give diagnoses. It's sad because she is the only person that he does not look at and not focus around. Even strangers he has eye contact. And I also feel like it's making it a little worse every week, because he gets discouraged? It is confusing to me because he has met every milestone besides talking. I actually talked to my husbands parents (which they haven't talked to each other in years), and they both said that my husband only said mama and dada until he was three years old. I am really just confused, and a bit worried. Should I get him evaluated? Or should I switch people at early intervention (maybe he just does not respond well with her?) or perhaps get him an occupational therapist? Thank you!


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Alyssa - posted on 06/18/2014




My uncle didn't talk until age three, when he came downstairs for breakfast with fully formed sentences and full conversational repertoire of words.It seems as if he just does not want to speak, he seems intelligent. I wouldn't worry about it.

Gena - posted on 06/17/2014




Has he gotten his hearing checked? Some children with hearing problems have speech problems. But like Shay said,every child learns at their own pace and he is still young.A friends of mine,her son only started talking when he was abit older then 3 and he is doing just fine.

Shay - posted on 06/16/2014




Every child learns at their own pace. Don't stress out over it too much yet. He is still very young!

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