Becky - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My son will be two next month and he doesnt talk much. He knows all the letters of the alphabet yet he wont put words together or talk a lot. How old was your child when they started to talk a lot (and you could understand them)?


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Emily - posted on 05/15/2009




I had an early talker and a late talker. Dylan was a baby stringing sentences together. Ava is two and a half and in speech therapy. Try signing to eliminate his frustration. Just don't make the mistake of getting too caught up on lack of speech that you don't focus on his other talents.

Jen - posted on 05/15/2009




Boys do tend to speak later that girls. My daughter is 17 months and speaks in 2 word sentences and has a vocab of about 60 or so words (I honestly stopped counting). She said her first word at 11 months (ball).

That's great that he can say his letters. Just keep working with him. My cousin didn't want to talk until he was almost 4 and we thought he might be deaf. Boys just take their sweet time. Maybe they don't have much to say like their daddys (lol just kidding). Check with his doctor at his 2 year check up and then check with a speech therapist. I'm sure everything will probably turn out right.

Jessica - posted on 05/14/2009




My son was almost 2 before he really started talking only b/c he had chronic ear infections. She may not want to talk a lot yet. Just encourage her to talk to you. When she wants something encourage her to tell you what she wants. With my son I still have to make him tell me what he wants.

Lindsay - posted on 05/14/2009




My daughter was a very early talker. She was saying 5 word sentences clearly by 18 months. My son, on the other hand, is 2yr9months and is just starting 3 word phrases but isn't really clear in pronunciation. He has been in speech therapy since 18 months and do to fluid on his ears that didn't get taken care of until Dec '08 is a little behind for his age. Making great progress though. I say if you are concerned it doesn't hurt to have him evaluated by a speech therapist. It was the greatest thing we ever did for our son!

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My son's speech came very quickly after he turned 2. Now that he is 2 1/2 he is putting 3 and 4 words together and singing songs that he has memorized. He repeats everything I say. It's a big difference from 6 months ago. It's great that your son knows his alphabet already. Give him some more time and he'll be talking before you know it!

Sandra - posted on 05/14/2009




My oldest daughter spoke early, she started speaking in sentences between 1.5 and 2. But, my son who is now 16, did not speak in full sentences until he was about two and a half. But, if you are really worried about his developmental milestones, you could always touchbase with his pediatrician, and see what he/she thinks. But, I would not be to worried, every child is different. Good luck, I hope this helps.

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