Anyways I was looking to see if anybody else experience this and when did ur child start to really talk. I know this must be a frequent question...but here it is again.
I know three other children who've been somewhat delayed. One has since been identified as being just on the autism spectrum, one had a neurological disorder that made it difficult for him to get his body to follow his brains instructions - speech therapy helped a lot, and one just needed a little speech therapy - she was having trouble with the pronunciation, rather than the number of words.
Again, I'm not saying your child has any of these issues, he may just be at the later end of normal, I don't knw. However, if he does have an issue, early invention might make a world of difference. So I'd be inclined to ask what we over here (in Australia) call a Maternal and Child Health nurse for advice on whether to worry.
All the best.
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I would urge you to get an eval from somewhere, though. DD received physical therapy through EI until she aged out and it was a wonderful service and made a world of difference for her. So many stumbling blocks can be overcome easily when picked up young, it's better to find any problems now than wait.
DS2 finally started speech therapy just before he turned 5yo, for his difficulty in making specific sounds, not because of grammar issues.Although he does come up with strange grammar, which may be due to his difficulty in saying sounds right, he hasn't learnt to use the vocab he might have learnt by now.
As near as I can, DS2 is relatively mild in his speech delay, but like I said, he was a year behind OP's DS,effectively.
If he could make the sounds of speech clearly, OP, then I wouldn't be unhappy at all with that level of language development at nearly 3yo.
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Right now, he's at an age where it doesn't matter that much if he's not combining words into sentences. BUT in a year or so, when he wants to make friends with other kids and play with them, verbal skills become much more important. 4-5 year olds spend a LOT of time talking and negotiating things with each other. And being 4 or 5 means that they also have no patience for kids who have trouble communicating. Our dd had a girl in her class who had a language delay, and dd said on more than one occasion, "I don't want to play with A, I can't understand what she says." We talked and tried to develop some compassion/tolerance, but it was hard.
So, being proactive now might keep a mild delay from becoming a big one.
Anyways thanks for the response
DS have had an evaluation in July and did NOT qualify. He is turning 3 this month. The lady told us if things haven't changed in 6-9months than call the public schools. He has recently starting to put two words together, one time he did a 3-word something -open.....door......outside - so i just asked him, you want me to open the door so you can go outsisde? - I am giving it until December/January and if no big thing then i'll call the public schools. He is in a very PT preschool now, only 2 days for 3 hours.
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