should my two year old be talking by now?

Gabrielle - posted on 11/14/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My two year old son is just babbling and i dont know how to get him to start actually talking. What should/can i do to help him? Please help the babbling is driving me nuts lol

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Sarah - posted on 11/16/2012

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Speech is such a hard thing to judge as kids develop at many different rates. If he says no words at all then I would talk to your doc. or even have an evaluation done by AEA (Area Education Agency) if you are in the US. You can call your local school and they can put you in contact with AEA. They will do an evaluation for free and if they feel that he is in need of speech therapy they will do that for free also. I would say it never hurts to get an evaluation done. This way you know if it is just a normal thing of if there is something more. 2 yrs. is also the perfect age for this too as services change once he turns 3 yrs old and some things he won't be able to get for free if he needs them. They will also work with you on how to get him to say words. Some kids just need to be "pushed" to say words (not giving them the cup of milk when they grunt instead of saying the word). Others need help learning how to say words...working on sounds and how to form those sounds. AEA will teach you how to teach him to make each sound.

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Sophia - posted on 11/27/2012

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take him to his Dr. and ask for help .. a place to have him assess for speech.. the abbling is all he can do at this time try not get upset... after all he assessment is done put him in a daycare fo kids with delays... It works ........ dont give up .... the daycare will do their part and mommy you also will have to work hard.. but it will work out. I know my son started to really talk at 4 . can I tell you he is 6 and talks to me and use words like a young man. does great in school.. good luck

Cleaver - posted on 11/26/2012

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my son has a problem with his hearing i was using every recuse/reason in the book hes ignoring me, hes just not there yet... but then i started to realise that he never responded when i called him and he was starting to talk a year ago and stopped to i decided to talk to his doctor i am now waiting to see a specialist

April - posted on 11/26/2012

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At 2 he should have some words. Are you in the U.S? If you are I'd suggest getting him evaluated by early intervention near you.Your pediatrician can refer you. It's free to you, and then you'll know.

Secondly, is the babbling driving you crazy because of the repitition or because you can't understand him? If you're going crazy because you can't understand him, I'd STRONGLY suggest trying signing. It works great!!

Tricia - posted on 11/16/2012

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I don't really have an answer, but my little guy didn't talk hardly at all until he was almost 4 and when he started you couldn't get him to stop. his Dr was concerned too and we had all kinds of testing done and everything tested out fine.. He will be 6 in March and we noticed, that he won't say anything until he knows how to pronounce it right. I think most kids do what they want when they want. So I wouldn't worry to much if there isn't a whole lot of signs. he was also almost 4 when he decided to be potty trained, and was trained in 2 days. We started trying when he was 2.

Keri - posted on 11/16/2012

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Is he a "new" 2 or is he closer to the 3 now? His speaking skills and vocabulary should grow immensely between the ages of 2 and 3, according to my son's pediatrician, but don't think because he didn't say "Hi, Mom, how are you this morning?" the day after he turned 2 that he's not developing. My son's pediatrician was concerned at his 3-y-o well check that he wasn't talking much, so I would say get concerned after he's 3.

Gabrielle - posted on 11/14/2012

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Well he refuses to potty train right now lol and I've been reading to him and i don't usually sing but when i do he thinks it its the funniest thing in the world so we start dancing lol..... I'll try thus and hopefully it works cause he drives me nuts with his babbling haha but thank you :)

Corey - posted on 11/14/2012

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Its ok around two there is usually an explosion of speech it will come and when it does it will grow fairly rapidly. Im sure you know the reading helps also songs are great. Find what your childs interested in and read sing be verbal about it lol hopefully this helps and also keep in mind they usually master one skill at a time so if he is trying to master potty training or anyother skill he might be too busy right now!

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