Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: | 2017/02/16

Q.

18 month old baby's speaking abilities

Hello doc. I just wanted to know if it is normal for an 18 month old boy to still be speaking in his own language? he can only say a few 1 letter words but even those sounds like it is his own words. should I be worried? he loves reading books and would usually read in his own language. thank you so much

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2017/02/17

This is very common especially with boys of this age. If you are sure that he can hear well there is no need for concern. If you have any doubts about his hearing it would be a good idea to take him to an audiologist to have his hearing tested. As regards his speech, wait until he is 2 years old and if he still has not made much progress, take him to a speech therapist for an opinion.

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