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7/29/13 12:57 A

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Make an appointment and ask for the refereal. My daughter is amost 2 and only says maybe 10 words... She has started trying to say. More words in the last 2 weeks. I am going to get her hearing checked and eyes...





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7/28/13 3:06 P

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I would not worry about it at all. Every kid is different and she may not feel like talking a lot. I know with my youngest if I try to get her to do something she usually does not want to do it, so it may be that too.

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7/27/13 10:36 P

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Thanks for the responses. She's only had 1 ear infection ever and we caught it early before it got really bad so I don't think that's an issue. I'm pretty sure she can hear okay b/c she she'll notice the tiniest sounds. I am definitely going to say something at her 18 month if she hasn't added 2-3 more words. Just today she sort of said Papa. So maybe she's just taking her time. I think sometimes I tend to worry about my kids, but I just want them to be happy & healthy so they can function among their peers.

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7/25/13 2:03 P

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This sounds just like my son. He's 21 months old and he was born 2 months early so sometimes he's still considered more like a 19 month-old. He really only says about 8 words now and a couple of months ago, he only said 4-5 words. We started getting some help from a speech therapist through early intervention and it's been really helpful. Yesterday he just had his hearing checked and he actually has some hearing loss in his left ear which could explain his little speech delay. He has been having problems with chronic ear infections and there was fluid in his left ear that just never went away so that's why he has that issue. He does seem to understand most of what I say (and the rest of the time, he's probably just being stubborn like your little one). I would suggest getting her hearing checked which is something that can be done at an ENT office if your peds office doesn't do it. Also like the previous poster said, getting help from a speech therapist would be beneficial and it's one of those things that certainly would not hurt and would only help your daughter. I think my son has been making a lot of progress since starting speech therapy and he is going to be getting ear tubes soon which will take care of the fluid. Best of luck to you. Feel free to private message me anytime.

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I think that is within the range of "normal" but you're the best expert on whether or not you might need other support services for your daughter. I have triplet boys that are 20 months old now. It's impossible not to compare them and I could easily notice that one of my boys was way more advanced, one was probably average and one was a little behind in terms of speech (He only says a handful of words too). I mentioned it to our pediatrician at their 15 month appt and she reassured me they were all progressing normally, even if at different paces. However this continued to go on and a friend of mine who is a speech therapist encouraged me to push back a little with the pediatrician at our next appt, or the sooner the better. So we brought it up again at the 18 month appt and she referred us to a program that's offered in our state for early development. All 3 of our kids were evaluated and 1 is now receiving weekly speech therapy. It can be kind of a long process to get going and the early intervention is easiest on the kids so we decided to start right away. We figured, even if our son is still within the normal development range, it doesn't hurt to have extra support/resources/play time/attention etc and we can stop at any time. We are pretty new to this and we've been warned it can be a slow process and take time to see improvement but I would still say it's been a good experience so far.
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7/24/13 3:52 P

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She says Mama, Dada, Yeah & Go(mostly Dada & Go). The doctors say it's not a big deal, but I know my 2 older kids said more at this age. Her hearing is fine and she comprehends almost everything you say. She can follow instructions - when she's not being stubborn - and she does signs for please, eat, more, & cup. I don't want to keep teaching her signs and not have her talk. Her brothers are 4 & 6 years older - they don't talk for her, they don't usually want her around & in their stuff. She goes for her 18 month check-up in Sept so I suppose if she still hasn't added any words I will be saying something. Just wondering if this seems normal or not.

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