my 22 month old wont talk is this normal and will he grow out of this?

Belkis - posted on 09/28/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my son is 22 months and doesn't talk just make sounds even high pitched sounds he is very social and makes great eye contact but sometimes doesn't respond to his name he rarely tiptoe walks...he also doesn't point yet when he wants something but does know how to make the pointing gesture. i am just really concerned because he doesn't talk yet and he is about to be 2 yrs old. oh yea he does do anxious arm movements here and then but nothing too odd. but like a i said he very social because the people from early intervention come to see him and he goes straight towards them and tries to play....p.s. he just recently started early intervention anyone with a similar story or experience will help thanks guys

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Belkis - posted on 09/30/2012

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he recently started to bring a ball to me out of nowhere and loves interactive play he does this thing where he clenches and unclenches his hands when excited and he only makes high pitched sounds he will play anything i try to play with him and he is very delayed verbally but is trying to find ways to communicate im just terrified of an autism diagnosis...-or that his delay was my fault bcuz he has been watching tv since he was months old...i stopped all tv watching and since then he has been progressing albeit very slowly...what do you think

Jessica - posted on 09/29/2012

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Did early intervention say that he is delayed in the verbal area? What is their assessment.



My daughter is 22 months and she will point to what she wants, will say a handful of words (she probably has 20 words, but only really says 10 on a regular basis) and usually responds to her name. My son however (who is 4 now) didn't really talk much at all until he was about 2.5. Up until then he kind of just grunted. He did point at what he wanted, but didn't say many words.



I understand your concern. All kids go at a different pace, but I would go with your gut. It sounds like you are being proactice by getting him early intervention services which is a great start. The earlier you can address these issues the better. I know several mothers who have been in your position, and with early intervention services, their children were all caught up to their peers in terms of development, by the time they entered school. Good luck!

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