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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Marion E brink | 2004/02/02

Q.

Speech development at 29 months

my grand-child is 30 months a boy Rufus has a very bright older brother now 5 years who always spoke well from early on. Rufus speaks his own launguage with great gesticulations etc but no understandable words..he seems convinced that he is communicating and is very earnest and mischievous at the same time! eats well etc. I am concerned....Please advise.
P S he lives in Australia..

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Language development differs a lot between children. The most important thing is to ensure that hearing is not a concern. It may be that he is exposed to may different accents which delayes his development, but at this age the speach itself is not a concern if all other developmental milestones and his hearing are normal.

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