2 year old son knows alphabet but doesn't talk well. What to do??

Rachelle - posted on 11/03/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have been worried about my son's speech delay for a long time now. I always knew he was smart. He said his first few words at a very very young infant age and then it just stopped. He never really progressed. He can say several words if he is repeating them but will never do it on his own. He can go days without trying to talk and just whines when he wants something. We use alphabet letters in the tub and a few days ago he starts handing me the letters and one by one says every single letter correct! I almost passed out. Haha. He can sing most of daddies favorite songs .. He is obsessed with music but the words are never articulated. If a grandparents calls and we give him the phone he will babble on and on until you stop him but nothing is really understandable except for Hi and ok bye. Should I seek help for his speech? He turned 2 at the end of July.

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Christy - posted on 11/03/2013

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Hi. Depending on where you live they should have free early childhood screenings. I live in St. Louis, Missouri and we have something called parents as teachers. They screen children and will come over and give you ideas on how to help him communicate. . There's also something called First Steps . They do a more intensive evaluation - if needed... that might be nationwide . Then if he qualifies a speech path will come over. Call your local early childhood center.

Have you tried sign language?

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