My son is almost 2 and still not really talkin.

Amber - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )




My son Josiah is goin to be 2 in June, and he's very vocal but he doesn't really say words. He can say Momma, up, cup, and small stuff like that, but other than that he doesn't say anythin. I've started readin to him every night, and I try to stay consistent with him in makin him ask me for things (like "bite," "up," and "cup") but he's very stubborn and I end up givin up. Does anyone have any vocal exercises that I could do with him or any ideas that might help?


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Cathelijn - posted on 04/29/2009




My brother didn't speak till he was around 3 years old and he could then say whole sentences he just didnt speak until he was perfect :-)

He was and still is very clever he skipped a grade at school and is now graduating from university. He just wanted perfection and didn't bother with all the googoo and gaga

Lynley - posted on 04/29/2009




Make sure whe you are teaching him words, that you are looking at him. A lot of the time they want to say the words but dont know how to form them with their lips. But it is not unusual for a 2yr old Boy to have limited speech. Talking to him while looking the other way or with your back turned wont hel improve his vocab

Nikki - posted on 04/29/2009




my son is 2 and a half,he has only just started to use a lot more words and copying what i'm saying before he would just say things like mumma,cup and up exactly like your son, i found that with my first son it was the same, once Josiah turns 2/3 his vocabulary should increase,just need to be patient i felt the same way.

Amanda - posted on 04/28/2009




he might just be keeping it to himself. it can actually be a sign of a very clever child, they *know* they can get their own way without playing your game...

did you take him to any kind of signing classes? I know that can delay speech as they have developed a different way of communication. also a friend of mine is always embarrassed by his mum's stories of his childhood, she told me he didn't talk properly til he was 5 because until then his brother would say it all for him! they had a connection really early on and john knew what david wanted to say. they hadto find a way to shut john up to make david talk for himself!

also another child at creche is nearly 3, he's just started going to a childminder's 1 day a week and toddler group another day in the week because his mum's just gone to work. suddenly he's more sociable and talks a lot. he was the quietest shyest kid before, he'd sit behind the toyboxes so you couldn't see him and play on his own, now he drags anyone he can off to the playdough table to help him make 'biscuits' for everyone else.

mand x

Kelly - posted on 04/28/2009




My little boy will be 2 in july but has cerebral palsy. He is seeing a speech and language therapist because he doesnt say anything and both my daughters were able to have a conversation at this age. The therapist says that he is doing really well and even though he isnt saying words he is making lots of sounds which is really good. She also said that he will talk in his own time. He is getting his hearing checked though just to make sure there are no problems there, even though he seems fine. So I wouldnt worry to much, even though it is frustrating!!! x x Hope that puts your mind at rest a little x x

Sarah - posted on 04/28/2009




I have the same problem. My daughters will be 2 in July. The can say a couple words, but they don't use them regularly. I have two sons who talked by this age. I am hoping that they just aren't because my boys kindof talk for them and give them what they want before they even try to ask for it. I plan on asking my doctor about it when we go in next, since last time I brought it up I was told to wait until they were two to see how they developed. Good luck with your son. I'm sure our kiddos will be just fine.

Amber - posted on 04/28/2009




Thanks! I am plannin on talkin to his doctor about when he goes in to get his shots next, and I'm tryin not to just give things to him when he whines. I just need to be more consistent with him, but I am concerned about it.

Justine - posted on 04/28/2009




My brother didn't really talk until he was 4 and he is normal and fine, sometimes boys are just slow to start talking. I wouldn't worry terribly about it unless it seems like he is slow to pick up on things which could be a learning disorder, but even then there is not much you can tell until they are in about grade 4. He is probably just stubborn lol.

Sara - posted on 04/28/2009




Every child develops differently, but if you're concerned about it I would talk to his doctor. It could be anything from poor hearing, to not "needing" to talk (things are given to him when he points, rather than when he asks for them). Good luck!

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