CAN YOU HELP WITH TIPS THAT CAN HELP MY 2YEARS OLD WHO NOT TALKING YET?

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Karen - posted on 10/31/2011

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How many words is he saying. I think by 2 they are suppose to be saying at min 50 words. You can get him into speach therapy. I had to do that with mine. Within months he was speaking in sentences and we started off with only saying 10 words. We were told to start with 'one word sentences'. If you are giving him a cup say 'cup, cup, cup'. pick 3-5 words that you WANT him to be saying like 'up, please, cup ect.'. and just repeat, repeat, repeat. You may feel stupid doing and saying some of these things 5 million times a day, but it will work. once he is saying 'one word sentences', you word up them. For example, he says "car", you say "fast car". He says "juice" you say "juice please". Good luck

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Liz - posted on 10/31/2011

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What Karen says is very useful. Repetition is key. We must have said 'Thank you, mommy' or Thank you, daddy' over a hundred times when giving our daughter a snack, drink, cookie or something nice like a new toy. This week she just started saying it appropriately whenever someone gives her anything at all.

Make sure when you hand him something or you see him playing with something that you name it clearly and do so a few times.

Odds are good, however, that he knows way more words than he is using and this is both common and normal at his age.

Cindy - posted on 10/30/2011

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I feel like I should say that my kids where chatting 'baby talk' from a young age prior to saying words. It was like another language. My first born tried to strike up a conversation with his soft toys when his head was still all wobbly. I had soft toys sat along the back of the soft for him to look at while I was winding him. He got into an argument with them because they didn't talk back to him. My second son would talk to his older brother in a language that only they understood and then my eldest would speak for him and translate what he'd said for me. It was crazy I had to ask my 2 1/2 year old what my 1 1/2 year old had said. It took a bit longer for my second son to get the gist and talk to me with words that I would understand.

Anyhow, I hope that's of some help.

Cindy - posted on 10/30/2011

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I started talking to my kids as soon as they were born, where we are, what were doing next, reading books that kind of thing. I've had some strange looks but I've always been convinced that my first born has been able to understand everything I've said to him since he was born, so it's seemed perfectly natural to me. I've been told by a few people that it's helped with speech but whose to say.

Playing boo helped to get my kids talking. It's something I did with my kids and they quickly picked it up. It's a laugh too. Baby was another word that they started saying early on every time they happened to see one. I think most two year olds love seeing babies. Milk was another word which they picked up really early on, for some reason. More was another one. Then there was up, wanting to be up.

I've heard of some kids who don't start talking until 3 or 4 but once they start they don't stop talking. It's like they have been taking it all in and perfecting it in their mind before attempting to talk.

Liz - posted on 10/30/2011

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Does she respond to basic instructions, so that it seems that she knows some words but just doesn't say them?

Does she babble in her own 'language' and seem like she is trying to communicate with you, even if the words are nonsensical?

What do you do so far to teach her words?

Katherine - posted on 10/30/2011

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Have you talked to her doctor about this? That would be the first step. Does she make noises? As in ugh if she wants something? I need a little more info.

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