My 2 year old not speaking
Amy - posted on 12/18/2014
You can have him assessed by birth to 3, we had my daughter assessed on 2 different occasions, and she didn't qualify. After her 4 year check up the doctor recommended we have her assessed by the school and has been in speech therapy for about 7 months, it's been a huge help. I will say at the last assessment I really had to push and be the advocate for her, I told them that if she started kindergarten and they told me she needed speech and no one provided it up to that point I was not going to be happy. If you're concerned, have the assessment done, even if nothing is wrong they can offer recommendations and ideas to help.
Ev - posted on 12/17/2014
On average, most two year old children can say a lot of words singly and up to two or three in a sentence. If they understand what the adults tell them then that means they are not really that behind their peers. Each child learns vocabulary at his or her own rate. Boys can fall behind girls in talking and not do much until closer to three. Just keep on pointing out things and naming them to him. Use clear sentences and no baby talking. And he will catch on. If by three he still has not added to his vocabulary and started to form sentences, then I might ask his doctor. But try not to compare him to all the other kids his age because they are different and each will learn things in their own time.
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