11-03-2013 02:35 PM
Does your daughter have factors that may delay speaking? Our kids are bilingual. Our older daughter was just starting to talk a little at 2-years old when we moved to my home-country. New environment, new language, new everything, and she basically stopped talking, When she started kindergarted at 3 years old, her speech development just skyrocketed.
Even if there are no obvious factors, your daughter might just be shy or be a late talker. Mention it to the pediatrician at your 2-year appointment, but don't worry too much yet!
12-04-2013 07:54 AM
My daughter is 30 months and at 13 months she had zero words, no Mama, Dad, Hi, Bye....nothing. We contacted early intervention at 13 months she had her first eval at almost 15 months and started speech therapy through them. The therapist comes to our house and works with her. Would also go to her daycare if she were in daycare. There is no cost to us. It's done thru our county public school system. She now is on track for speech but they are working on her enunciation and pronunciation. I don't recommend waiting. If there is a problem, early intervention is key. She may just be a late bloomer but since there are no medicines, and no pain, and no money from your part I don't see why a wait and see approach is good. they will give you a ton of ways to help her. If there is no problem than she'll just have fun playing with the therapist like my daughter does and you can withdraw her from the program.
12-04-2013 11:36 AM
12-04-2013 10:01 PM
Hello, mine is 20 month+ old and yet to talk... I'm in the same situation. If this will make you feel better, my friend's kid didn't talk till 3 years old, so I'm not worried about it. I'm trying things everyday no matter what, though. She bubbles a lot, but not a single word. Everything is "Ma Ma" word, even to my husband, she calls him "Ma Ma". I was referred to a speech therapist, but it's sort of far, so I haven't been there yet. Make sure you verbalize the object when you interact, so I'm doing that everyday.
12-06-2013 08:01 PM
Yea, my daughter is now 2 (almost) and she says a few words buy my husband was a late talker so I guess she'll be fine.I guess I keep comparing her to my best friends daughter who was born 2 days before her. But her daughter is the youngest of 3 girls and this is my first child so maybe that has to do with something.
12-17-2013 03:03 PM