When to get concerned?

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Registered: 11-01-2005
When to get concerned?
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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 12:54pm

Hi Ladies, especially mom's of older babies...

Maxim is 18 months today and the daycare had us do a short development screen for both 15 months and 18 months.

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Sat, 11-12-2011 - 11:40pm

Cassie, the hospital might be a good option, to be honest I havent looked into it and all the departments yet...its such a huge organization.

Ash, I know its awesome!

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 1:54am

Ruby,

I see you've gotten 5 pages on responses already, but felt compelled

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Registered: 04-17-2002
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 12:23am
I don't have any experience with any of these issues, I just wanted to offer hugs and thinking of you. Maybe he will just be the strong, silent type. ;). Anyway, I don't think it is early enough to really stress. My SIL's daughter wasn't saying much more than mama when we last saw her when she was 16-17 months, and I'm not sure how much more she says now at 22 months. I have also heard that babies that go to daycare progress more quickly because of the exposure.
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Registered: 12-28-2005
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 5:28pm
hi ruby...you've gotten a ton of responses but i wanted to throw in my $.02 because tad is pretty much the same. he's just about 20 months old and he says 5, maybe 6 things, and none of them correctly. he also cannot identify body parts, although all i've really worked on with him is basic facial features (eyes, nose, mouth), toes, and belly button. my doctor had me very alarmed at his 15m checkup, telling me that she felt he had a speech delay because, at that time, all he said was "tah" (for cat). even now, he still doesn't say "mama". however, he obviously understands what it is that people are saying to him. i'm waiting it out to see what happens. every BTDT i've asked has said that he just hasn't figured out the mechanics of speaking yet, and because he understands so much, once he does figure it out he'll go from a word or two to full sentences in the space of a week. we'll see. if he's still not talking by the time he's two, i'll talk to his new doc about it. my doc in MI was ready to refer him to a speech therapist, so that'll be my next route if he doesn't start speaking more by next march.


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Registered: 12-23-2003
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 5:36pm
Hi Carly!! I bet Tad is such a cutie!

Something a friend of mine metioned with two kids, the first of which is now seeing a speech therapist, and the second of which seem to be doing really well and speaking lots, is that her first often doesn't look at her when she is talking to her. I have noticed this with Teddy as well- as soon as he is doing something he likes he basically completely ignores me which means he isn't seeing me say the words which can cause them to take a bit longer figuring it all out.

He also just learned where is your nose LOL, he now knows nose and belly button. Which I imagine will be important for basically his whole future. :P
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