Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Chrissie | 2012/09/03

Q.

20 month old son not talking

Good morning DR,

My 20 month old son does not talk. He babbles and I can see he is trying, He does not even say mom or dad. He does, however understand commands.I understand some kids are late bloomers. Should I just let him be and wait? What is the correct course of action?

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not at all uncommon especially with little boys of this age.If he is still not saying a single word by the age of 2 and a half,he should be taken to see a speech therapist for an assessment.

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