talking.... when to be a little worried

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talking.... when to be a little worried

Postby babyhelstrup » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:57 am

My LO is just about 18m. She does not say a lot maybe 5 words including mom and dad. At daycare there is a little one that is 6 months younger and out talks mine. She tends to used the signs that she knows instead of trying to say the word. I m not in a rush for her to talk but wonder when I should worry about her lack of vocab? Some articles say that most LO's start to say their names or have more words then mine knows.

When did your LO's really start talking? Did you do sign-language w/ them? if so do you think that stalled their speach? She seems to take a litle longer to do things then others, well the avg.
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Postby meg1492 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:08 pm

signing IS talking.

How is her comprehension? if you say, "Can you pick up that block and bring it to me please?" can she do that?

DS can say maybe 10 words. the explosion will come. I wouldn't be worried if she is signing. :)
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Postby babyhelstrup » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:38 pm

Oh yes she comprehends just about everything that I ask her. I've even asked her to get her white shoes and she brings them (both). She does not have a wide signing lib but i'll ask say please and she does the sign.
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Postby Merdy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:22 am

My DS really started talking around 27 months. I didn't teach sign.
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Postby dee12h » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:15 pm

She sounds normal to me. We did signing & it didn't hold DS back @ all with his talking. He didn't say one word til 12 mo, and now is forming sentences, stringing up to 7 words together @ 22 mo. Sometimes it can come on fast, but every kid's different.
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Postby victoria_1024 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:58 pm

At 18 months I started to be concerned with my son's lack of speech. He was saying maybe 8 words at the most. We didn't do much for signing, except he could sign "more" and "all done" and I count those 2 signs in the 8 words. He had great comprehension and understood everything I said, but just really didn't talk. He had an assessment for speech therapy and qualified so he started that at around 19 or 20 months. Just in the past couple months his speech has really exploded and I think he is doing awesome, I even think he's practically caught up to where he should be (he turned 2 in March).

I don't know if speech therapy helped him or not. But it really, really helped my own skills in encouraging his language development.
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Postby specialkel » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:41 am

DD didn't say anything but "da da" until a month or so ago. She is now 15 months and has a long list of word she tries to say, but doesn't quite get there. Olivia (her favorite book) is "ollie", ear is "eel", baby and bottle are both "ba ba", cat is "at", peek-a-boo is "aboo", and there are a few more (but no "ma ma"... GRR! lol). No one but DH and have any clue what she's trying to say, though. We don't do much signing- just for "eat", "milk", "more" and "done."

DD certainly isn't as advanced in her speech as other kids her age, but she's more advanced in other areas. Kids develop at different rates; I wouldn't start worrying quite yet.
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