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july27_05
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Registered: ‎03-21-2014

Worrying about my daughters speech

My daughter is 15month old and hardly talks. She at one point when she was 11months old said "mama"for a week straight and "dada" for a week and since then she has said "bye-bye" once and "mama" twice and "dada" like 4 time. She points and babbles like crazy and shes probab;y saying stuff but i have no clue. I'm a first time mom so i dont know what to expect as far a langauge and all. I have a dr appointment later this month but i just wanted to hear your stories about when toddlers talk. I'm probably being overly worried i know.

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cassie186
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Re: Worrying about my daughters speech

As long as she is gesturing and babbling she is on track right now. Typically lack of gestures is a sign for concern, not just lack of clear words. She should have 3 discernible words by 18 months, but any more on top of that is extra. It's kind of weird at first because some babies are very early talkers and have many more words early on, but the best thing to do is to keep talking with her in easy to understand but not dumbed down sentences, explaining what everything is, etc. My toddler is 16 months and was slower to start to talk but just in the last month has had a language boom.

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davisamanda984
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Re: Worrying about my daughters speech

As a mom that has been where you are with their first child, no matter what happens, your kiddo will be okay!  Mine had an explosion of words around 13 months and then stopped.  She was accepted into an early school program where they worked on her communication through sign language.  She is now 6 and has been diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay where she is behind in all areas like gross and fine motor, physical activity and speech and language.  In just 3 years of schooling and therapy she is almost with her age group in everything.  I fully expect she will be completely normal by middle school that needs just a tiny bit of extra help!  It's been an exciting parenthood as with all other situations and I wouldn't trade it for a second.

 

Just remember two things, you are not given anything you can't handle AND God only gives special children to special and remarkable parents!

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july27_05
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Re: Worrying about my daughters speech

My daughter is talking like crazy now! She says; hi, bye-bye, cat, dog, Dada, and knows how to say ABC(just those three letters right now) and she's said mama twice.
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silks52
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Registered: ‎05-08-2014

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The Child Study Center at Yale University has some professional advice here that may help: http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/autism/clinical_services/toddlerclinic.aspx

My friend's son is 2 and 4mths and has Global Developmental delay, he is not talking, walking or able to play games etc like others his age. He is around a yr and 1/2 behind. He has made progress learning to crawl and now stand holding on, he can even climb the stairs, although obviously does not understand safety etc.
She tried different toys, repeated trips to the pediatrician, speech therapists who implemented special cognitive educational toys and even specialist learning toys to try and accommodate the delay, and her little boy did start babbling mama, dada, nana a long time ago but although he is very vocal those babbles disappeared. I am not really sure how much he understands. It is difficult because he is so happy and placid and obviouly he wants to do alot more than he can.

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yamiechess
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Registered: ‎05-07-2014

Re: Worrying about my daughters speech

My little one is just the same:smileyhappy:

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants." ~ John W. Gardner
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