Ashley - posted on 12/05/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 20 month old son still isn't really talking. We took him to a speech language pathologist for evaluation when he was 17 months old and were told he was normal and to come back in 6 months if nothing had changed. He understand at least 95% of what we say, and can follow 2 step instructions easily. He can recognize the names of just about anything in his environment but will not speak. He occasionally says "mama", "dada", "apple" and "nana" (for banana). He points and gestures and babbles like he's really carrying on a conversation with us, but no actual words. We are always reading to him, singing songs, engaging him in conversation, explaining what we're doing throughout the day, pointing things out and naming them for him....what else can we do?? Anyone else have a similar situation? All my friend's children around his age can say many words and even short two word sentences. I'm just really worried...