Many people suggest speech therapy for toddlers when they are slow to develop a larger vocabulary. I don't want to miss an important "window" for intervention but I sense that my 22 month old just needs time...His favorite words are "on," "down," our dog's name, "want that," "hold that" "help you," and he often uses babytalk/gibberish conversationally with a great deal of inflection. He does a lot of pointing and waiting for me to say the word but not immediately parroting it.
A variable in his early childhood experience which may be a factor in his verbal development is that on our travels he's been exposed to foreign languages such as Japanese, Turkish, and Chinese for periods of up to four weeks at a time since birth.
Should I be looking for a speech therapist or following my gut on this, and what if I'm wrong?
Thank you for your feedback!