Posted by: Mommy | 2009/02/09


Boy late talker

My little boy turned 2 in December. He says a lot of single words (some very clear, other still not very clear) and understands everything we say, but only says a few 2 word sentences, like ' Mamma weg'  or ' Sussie hierso!' . Is this normal for his age? His older sister was also a late talker and she had speech therapy from age 3 - she is now 6. We have found that it was as if the speech therapy didn' t really helped - she really picked up the last 2 years, and especially last year. It was as if something suddenly clicked. She now talks our ears from our head! What is your opinion?

Expert's Reply



Do not be too concerned at this stage. It is very common for little boys in particular to start talking a bit late. Your son seems to be getting ready to talk more, but you need to give him some more time. If he is not talking by 3 years then it is best to consult a speech therapist.

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Posted by: Anon2 | 2009/02/09

Your child is doing beautifully. Dont worry

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Posted by: Anon | 2009/02/09

He is on par for his age group... At age 2 they start stringing words together... and he' s doing really well. They usually have a vocab explosion between the 2-3yr age group and they start stringing more and more words together.

My friend' s daughter also mostly only uses 1 word and now and then will string 2 words. She will be 2 this Saturday.

Don' t worry too much. He is doing just fine. Speak lots to him, ask him questions and pause long enough for him to answer... Also read lots andlots of books and ask him if he wants to read the book to you... also point to everything and name them and pause a bit (just in case he attempts to repeat the word) - these are just some ways to encourage them, it may or may not work.

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