How do I know when its time to get my daugher evluated if not speaking much?

Havefaith09michaia11 - posted on 06/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




Ok, my daugther is almost 2 and she say words like doggie and babby and here thankyou, bo. I have even herd her say Michaia (my sons name) I see and things like that. But I can't get her to say no, yes, more, down, up and simple words like that. She just looks at me like I am crazy when I try to get her to say them insted of just crying for it.

I know she understands me she goes to her seat for lunch and dinner, she get up set when she gets told no or not for her. She will not come when called for tough.

I don't know what to do if she says yes at at all its so quiet I am not sure if she even said any thing.


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Gwen - posted on 06/14/2011




If you're worried, or if she seems terribly frustrated, have her evaluated. My son had 2 words at age 2. We contacted our state's early intervention program. They came and evaluated him (in home with games). Finding that he needed speech therapy, they sent a therapist to my house once a week at no cost. He's now 4 and we can't get him to quit talking :)

Liz - posted on 06/14/2011




I wouldn't worry about it yet, she is still young. 1 of my daughters was talking in sentences by 2, and my other daughter was closer to 3. (both are in preschool now and developmentally right on track) She'll surprise you one day by talking and then you won't be able to get her to stop.

Deborah - posted on 06/14/2011




Hi Amy all children develop at different ages and at almost 2 i wouldn`t worry too much as like you say your daughter understands you and at that age they can get frustrated by their lack of ability hence terrible two`s! keep encouraging her by having conversations with her and don`t get stressed out if she doesn`t reply she`ll be taking it all in and when she does find her voice you`ll looking for the off switch!!!

Danielle - posted on 06/14/2011




I would reccomend looking into a speech pathologist.

My son was the same way with his vocabulary and at 2.5 years old he still wasn't talking much.

In Canada, there can be more than a 6 month waiting list to get in for treatment with a speech pathologist.

I think it would be worth it to get her checked out.. and at least on the waiting list so that she gets early intervention if she still needs it when she enters that crucial stage.

Shannon - posted on 06/14/2011




My son is the same way. He will be 2 in September and says things like Mommy, Daddy, Chris, Kitty, Papa, things like that but getting him to say a new word is difficult to impossible. My doctor doesn't seem concerned she thinks he is just stubborn. I don't know how to answer your question but I look forward to reading the answers you get.

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