how old was your little one when they started talking? like, words--not just babbling. LO is 23 months now, and says only a few words....

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Christina - posted on 01/11/2009

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My son is 23 months as well and not a big talker... At his 18 month appointment his pediatrian recommended 'Early Intervention' program.. We have weekly appointments with a speech pathologist... Its all play activities and helping him figure out how to say the words with touch cues.  I've heard that boys sometimes take longer with verbal skills, but if you're concerned certainly talk to your doctor and see if they can recommend a program for you..

Rae - posted on 01/11/2009

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my son is 22 months and doesn't seem to interested in talking. i jump back and forth between being worried and happy to have a little listener. though he doesn't say much my boy is able to understand things i say(if i ask him to pick up something, or that it's bed or bath time etc). my son does talk...mama, dad, oggy, he also has developed his own language...but as for "the level he should be at" he's just not there. my doctor has told me that there is so much pressure from everyone to get a little one talking, then riding a bike then off to school, that we forget to give them time to do it themself. Some kids need a little more time to become talkers...maybe yours is a listener right now. however having said that if you "feel" like somethings not right talk to your doctor...

oh i have also heard that flash cards are supposed to help with talking...hope this helps

Betty - posted on 01/11/2009

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My guy is only 14 months so I'm not worried about him yet, but both of my cousins had boys who they ended up taking to speach therapy to get them talking. So if your pediatrician thinks it is needed, that is one option.

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