I HAVE A 26 MONTH OLS WHO IS NOT YET TALKING DO YOU THINK SHE IS AUTISTIC

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Jocelyn - posted on 05/07/2009

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my son is 27 months and doesn't talk yet either. he's been to a speech pathologist, and it turns out...he's fine :) i would get her hearing checked and see a speech person before starting to worry. i worried about my son being autistic as well, but he only had like 5 markers out of 30 (or something like that)
but do get her checked out, as it is better to be safe than sorry in my opinion...

Amanda - posted on 05/07/2009

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My son is 22 months and not talking yet...he's definitely not autistic but we are seeing a speech therapist. Best thing to do is talk to your pediatrician, ours got us involved in our state's early intervention program...good luck!

Renee - posted on 05/07/2009

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Don't necessarily mean autistic. Can as well be hearing problems, if they can't hear properly they will be behind on talking. Can be other things as well I would recommend being evaluated by a speech therapist. Not sure if you have it around you or not but they have birth to three here will they will evaluate free. Talk to you WIC office and if you have birth to three they can refer them.

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Megan - posted on 05/09/2009

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Might have Speech delay or can't hear properly. My son is 2 and a half and has a speech delay.We've just started speech therapy. Has she had a development assesment done?

Danielle - posted on 05/09/2009

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hi my son is 30 months old, we noticed he wasn't talking at bout 24 months old. we had a hearin test done on him and it came back fine, we also had the SEN worker observe him 4 autism he isn't autistic. when we seen a speech therapist she told us that if my son could get things he wanted by not talking and by using gestures then he didnt need to talk. we put him in nursery he talkin alot more as my son was intercting with other children his age so they would demand more from him verbally. we got told to help him learn to talk offer him choices such as apple or banana or milk or water but wait until u get a sound out of them. all they say is just giv lots of praise.

i hope this helps

Ayumi - posted on 05/08/2009

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