At the boys' 15 month well visit, I was asked if the boys were saying words yet. I responded with 'no' as they really aren't. She then said "Oh, but they're saying stuff like 'mama' and 'dada'" to which I replied "Well, sort of. They say it sometimes, but don't always say it to mean us. I haven't noticed them using it regularly to refer to us.". They are usually just babbling...they can use consonant sounds and seem to say the beginning syllables of words, but no whole words at all yet.
Well, we were told that if they hadn't said 3-5 new words in a month's time, to call back for an appointment. She wants to refer them for testing. I've been working with them at home, repeating sounds and words (not stressing over it, just making a more conscious effort with them), talked to our school Speech Thearpist and done some of her suggestions and still nothing.
Would you call and schedule an appointment or wait it out a little longer?
If you'd wait it out, why?