Is my 18 month old's language dev. anything to be concerned about?

Snow - posted on 06/29/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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At about 16 months old my daughter started forming complex, grammatically correct sentences up to 10 words long; things like "that's my bed, I sleep in there", I like the fan, it goes around and around", "and then I will get down", "I want to go outside and play on the slide". Obviously this started to creep me out a bit, so I did some research and it seems to be unusual. Should I be concerned about some sort of autism spectrum disorder? She has always been interested in talking; saying about 20-30 words by 9 months, along with her first 2 word sentence, and knowing the difference between "I" and "you", but lately I've been becoming a bit concerned. I'm not sure how many words she says at present, as I stopped counting at 10.5 months when she knew about 80, but I would estimate several thousand. I would have to say that she learns roughly 10-20 words a day. Any thoughts as to whether I should be concerned, or am I just being paranoid? Has anyone else a similar experience?

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Snow - posted on 06/29/2016

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Lol. That's very interesting; I guess she stopped trying to be neat and was more focused on expediency. She sounds like a very bright girl! I hope mine follows a similar trajectory:)

Snow - posted on 06/29/2016

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Thanks for the reassurance guys; helps to know you have had a similar experience Evelyn. It is primarily the language that concerns me, but just because it is so atypical for her age. She has also spent a lot of time around adults/older children and is beyond strong-willed, so maybe that's all that it is. I'll probably still make an appointment with her doctor to discuss, but you are right Sarah, probably best not to worry about that which I cannot change.Thanks for the feedback; it is greatly appreciated.

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