Where should my daughter be speaking wise?

Magali - posted on 10/16/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 17 months old, me and her dad try to teach her as much as possible, with her ABC's to numbers and songs, she's a really friendly and energetic baby, but my concern is if she should be talking more and more clearer?

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Annie - posted on 10/31/2012

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My nephew was very slow to talk. Then one day he just let it all out... As it turns out at 2 and a half, he knew his numbers, colors and ABC's and not just saying them either, he could point them out. My sister had fridge magnets and she would point at one randomly and tell him what it was. He knew them all, he just wasn't speaking. Don't worry, when she has something to say, she will...

Katie Mirth - posted on 10/25/2012

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At 17 months, there should not be much concern...especially if she understands you. By two she should be saying at least 50 words. As others stated, all kids are different. I have one that was speaking in complete sentences at 17 months, and the other two spoke very few words at that point and didn't really talk much until turning two. But as with everything, always a good idea to discuss any concerns with your pediatrician.

Amy - posted on 10/17/2012

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I'm sure you've heard it before but all kids are different. I'll share my experience, my son was speaking sentences by 18 months and knew his abc's so we were concerned when my daughter regressed in language around 16 months. She went from saying 4-5 words to only saying 2-3. We discussed our concerns with her pediatrician, he wasn't overly concerned but referred us to birth to 3 so we could have an assessment done. My daughter wasn't speaking but she followed directions with multiple steps. They came out and did a whole assessment on her, because her comprehension was so high she still scored very high on all the tests including language. She didn't qualify for services but the did give us a 4 page assessment and ideas on ways to help develop her spoken language. They also highly recommended that we teach her sign language so she could communicate better with us.



We began teaching her signs and did some of the other things that they told us about, when we went for her 2 year check up she was only speaking 10 words at the time, but knew 40+ signs, and would sign 2 combinations rather than speaking. Her doctor was slightly more concerned but because she knew the signs she was still on track for language, he gave us 3 months and if we didn't see a big change he wanted her reassessed. In that 3 months she started talking, and of course now she doesn't stop. It's still sometime difficult to understand her but we usually figure it out, if you are concerned it wouldn't hurt to have her evaluated because early intervention is best but if the spoken language is the only concern than I would probably hold off a little bit longer.

Molly - posted on 10/17/2012

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So long as she atters some words l believe their is nothing to worry about. becouse every child is diffrence, and who he spend time with if with kids definately he speaks more fast and well but with grown up it take time. but is u feel so worried you can see a Dr.

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