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If your two year old didn't respond to their name? Like ever. I swear when I call her name it's like she can't hear me, except I know she can hear just fine. I don't think she has responded to her name since she was a baby, the older she gets the more I seem to worry about this. I have more conerns than just this with her, but I'm sitting here debating if I should call and discuss it with her doctor, I keep talking myself out of calling.
How can a two year old not even blink or turn her head when you call her name.
My 2-cents is that if it were just that, I wouldn't worry. BUT, if there are more concerns that than, I would definitely call. But I also come from a family where developmental and other delays are hereditary, so I know my kids are at a higher risk for those things.
Thinking back about the older kids, though and I am not sure that Genna responded to her name until she was older than 2. I think it was because I called her Genna, my mom who watched her called her Gen or baby, her father called her pumpkin, so I always just figured that she didn't know who they were talking about if we called her name. When she could say it and point to herself she started responding better to her name, but before that she knew if we were talking to her or about her, but if we called her name when her back was turned to us she didn't flinch.
To the Amazing Kelly: Thank you once again!! Amazing only begins to cover it.
selective hearing maybe?......my daughter knows her name perfectly fine but can ignore the heck out of me if she wants too! that being said if you have other concerns and she never ever responds to her name I would check with the dr and list out all the concerns, name thing included. Is she talking? interactlng? social? or are those some of the things you are worried about too? either way it can never hurt to have it checked out if for no other reason than to ease your mind! It doesn't seem that it would be normal for her to never respond to her name, once in a while not responding yes but every single time I wouldn't think so, I know you say her hearing is ok but has she had her hearing checked? because Sydney had a fluid in her ear issue that I would of never even suspected around age 2, she seemed to hear ok but turned out she had a lot of fluid buildup and while she could hear after seeing the ent and audiologist it wasn't at the best level. She ended up getting tubes. So that's a thought too! good luck KUP!
She does talk, she can put two words together, like say more please or things like that, no three words phrases yet. Interacting, I guess is another concern. If i try and read a book to her she freaks and rips it out of my hands. She would rather play by herself, but she doesn't play with toys like they are intended most of the time, she does play great with her kitchen stuff. But I couldn't for the life of me get her to play with the musical instruments at her dance class, she wanted to just take them out of the box and pile them up, and then put them away. Now coloring she could sit there and do that all day, she loves it. Social with other kids? Not really, she still just does her own thing by herself. And it is every single time I call her name, I even yell it sometimes just to see if she would look at me, she won't. I just assumed she could hear because she does talk.
Most days I feel like banging my head on a wall at the end of the day, her tantrums are wearing me down.
well I don't exactly remember where Sydney was at socially at 2 1/2, she was in daycare which is sorta like a forced social situation for lack of a better term, so she did play with kids and stuff but being that Carly is home with you I am not sure what is normal for this age but I can tell you that between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 the tantrums were out. of. control at times, like really I cannot even explain how terrible her tantrums could be it was exhausting. Lately they have eased up but it was really hard for a while! so I feel ya on that! Anyway if you are worried I would take her in, I sorta feel like mama knows best and if you suspect something is up then it is best to get her checked out HUGS!
Rebecca is 2, almost 3. Honestly most days I consider myself lucky to get a response to her name, LOL. She knows her name, and she can tell you her name (just since about 2 months ago), but getting response? Yeah right.
She didn't care to play with other kids much until the beginning of summer. There were a limited few children (all MUCH older-- by about 6 years) she was interested in being around before then. Now she likes to play with babies, toddlers, older kids, you name it. She thinks older kids are best though, because they carry her around, LOL.
My mother bought a set of snap beads at a yard sale, and we like to say the bucket was one of the best toys ever. BOTH my kids spend more time dumping it and putting everything back in, than they do actually playing with the beads. Rebecca is more inclined (most days) to put the music toys away than to play with them, whereas Elias likes to have them out all over the house all day (yes, daily battle between them, LOL). Rebecca sits off to the side and watches a lot, especially in a group, and even more especially if I am in the room with her. Crazy kid. She just likes to get my attention, I guess. :-/
Rebecca didn't like to sit to read books for anything more than bedtime until about 6 months ago either. Elias doesn't like books unless they move or have textures, and even then, 4 pages is pushing it, so we don't read a whole lot...
If she's talking to you, and generally developing (which it sounds like she is) then I wouldn't worry about it. She honestly sounds like Rebecca, lol.
You're welcome! It's so hard not to worry about our little ones! I constantly worry about things to do with speech, because DH's nephew has some severe speech (and development as well) delays that were never evaluated, so I don't even know what they are caused by! AHHH! I worry about my two and their speech all the time, lol.