Hey mamas! Hoping someone can help....
I'm starting to get frustrated. My 21 month old daughter is a proficient signer- she has over 100 words, puts together phrases, etc. But she refuses to speak! She will use mama and dada, and I've heard "more" and "bird" come out of her mouth once. But that's it.
Because she's on track with everything else developmentally, follows directions well, and is an effective communicator through signing, I haven't really worried about it.
But now I'm getting a lot of pressure from family about why she's not talking. DD's stance seems to be, "If you can understand me when I sign, why should I talk?"
Does anyone have any experience with this? Should I be concerned? Is it time to see a speech pathologist?