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January 29th, 2013, 04:51 AM
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Who's worried? Who's not? Is it because your toddler's speech is following the typical pattern, or you have just chosen not to stress.
What has your doctor told you about speech in general? About your toddler's speech?
We had our 18 month visit months ago, & our pedi told us pretty much the things in this article
Your 18-month-old's language and cognitive development: Speaking loud and clear | BabyCenter
Basically 20 words is typical but no need to worry unless the child doesn't have two words.
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January 29th, 2013, 05:16 AM
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I'm not worried. We don't meet the 20 words yet, but I was told yesterday that as long as he was using certain sounds for the same things over and over and could comumicate using those sounds then he was on the right track. The other thing she was looking for since he wasn't saying the 20 words was 5-7 constanent sounds, he does say those, we get d, g, m, b, k sounds from him. The words will catch up.

I keep saying he doesn't need to learn to talk, he has two big sisters who do enough talking for him!
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January 29th, 2013, 05:27 AM
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What counts towards the 20 words? Effort or accuracy? I think Adele knows a bunch of words but she is not so good at saying them correctly. Milk is mehk. Paci is papi. thank you is hay hoo. Do sounds count? She knows sounds of all common animals. She can also say 1, 2, 3. Other than these things, we cant really understand her when she starts a conversation and is babbling away.
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January 29th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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I'm not worried. I think all of our babies are doing just fine. Some have been saying words for a while, some are just beginning. I think some of them will have the word explosion thing and some go through phases of not talking much. I didn't even realize Brynlee says so many words until I was naming them to the doctor (he asked). Then I realized that it really is a lot. I thought 20 words was a lot for a toddler this age. But no, I'm not worried.
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January 29th, 2013, 06:30 AM
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What counts towards the 20 words? Effort or accuracy? .
Effort counts, not accuracy. A word is anything your child uses consistently for an object or person. Your child could call milk yoyo and it is a word, as long as she always calls it that.


I am not worried about Avery. She says mama, dada, and has a lot of other babbling. She could be saying words (words to her, like I described above) but I might not be paying enough attention to catch it. She does have signs though for milk, more, all done, up, down. And these count as words. Also my best friend is a speech pathologist (they know more about speech than a dr does) and she has told me that Avery is fine. She is going to do a formal assessment at 18 months though.
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I'm not worried. I think Keelan says at least 20, but even if he didn't, Daniel was a late talker and then one day he had a word explosion. He'll talk when he's ready and not before.
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January 29th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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What counts towards the 20 words? Effort or accuracy? I think Adele knows a bunch of words but she is not so good at saying them correctly. Milk is mehk. Paci is papi. thank you is hay hoo. Do sounds count? She knows sounds of all common animals. She can also say 1, 2, 3. Other than these things, we cant really understand her when she starts a conversation and is babbling away.
Sounds like she is doing great! I have heard that it is not about pronunciation at this point So as long as she says "hay hoo" on her own and not just repeating you, it counts as a word. Especially if she uses the same sounds consistently.
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I'm not worried anymore. Alexis had a word boom!
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Not worried, but he doesn't talk much. He does have several words he uses, but not nearly 20. Maybe not even 10. He understands things and is able to communicate, so I'll wait him out. His 18 month appointment is next month, so we'll see what our dr says then.
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January 29th, 2013, 10:18 AM
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I'm not worried at all. He has way more than 20 words and speaks most of them clear enough for people to understand.
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January 29th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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I'm not worried either. I watch Xavier closely since he was so preemie, but so far so good.
He has too many words to count at this point. I guess God is finally giving me a break since I had to worry so much about him walking so late and the other scares we had.
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