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June 14th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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June 14th, 2012, 06:32 PM
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I worry over the same thing and mine are only 13 months Noah doesn't say anything other than to babble mamama and dadada. Abigail started saying "Good, Good, Good" around 8 months, but seems to say it less now than before. They both babble plenty (Abigail more than Noah), but words and understanding ... yeah not so much I have been trying to work with them on words for things they play with, etc, but no luck yet. I would love to hear what moms of older twins have to say.
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June 14th, 2012, 07:05 PM
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My girls are 20months and Aleah speaks quite a bit and has started using sentances. Her speech is clear and she says most of her consanants. Ava talks very little only a few words, not a lot of repeating and certainly no sentances. Its hard not to compare the two.
I suspect it has to do with the fact that Aleah is not much of a crier. She fusses and wimpers but not much else. Ava however is a screamer. She was always so loud and upsetting to listen to that her needs were more quickly met. Thus she is getting what she wants without making an effort at speech.
Anyway, my older kids varied when they spoke. My boys spoke more, at a younger age than my girls. both boys had some speech therapy but my girls never needed it. Our speech therapist says that at this age, they should be immitating sounds, saying some words(like 20 or so) and making some effort at communicating verbally.
As long as they are doing that, try not to worry.
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June 15th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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My girls had very few words at 18 months. I asked their pedi about it and she said that as long as they had a certain number between sign and verbal, they were fine. I think that number was 10. By 24 months they had more words, but still used a lot of "twin" words. By 2.5 we couldn't get them to stop talking at at almost 3 they now talk non stop and use words I didn't even know they knew.
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I've been worrying myself about this a lot lately esp because it seems like the mothers in my regular PR group are always talking about how their kiddos are picking up new words. My girls are 16 months old. They each have about 5-10 words and signs - but they don't use most of them consistently. Consistently they can say ant, dada, dog and they can sign milk, diaper, and all done. Inconsistently they say up, off, here, and thank you. (The little stinkers still won't say mama.)

A friend of mine is halfway through a speech pathology degree and she said it is normal for words to appear, disappear, and then reappear down the line. Sometimes I wonder if my girls are trying words I don't really catch that then disappear. Anyway, she sat with them for an afternoon while she was visiting recently and she thought they were doing okay.
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June 17th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Sometimes I wonder if my girls are trying words I don't really catch that then disappear.
This is exactly what happened with us. I look back at videos and hear them saying things that I think should have been clear to me at the time and definitely weren't. I can hear on the video that they were saying things and no one recognized it as words since they were coming and going and weren't necessarily correct forms of the word.
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I had the same concerns with Wyatt. Emerson was speaking so much more then Wyatt at 18 months. I even had him Evaluated. The Speech Therapist said that he was on the low end for his age but not to be concerned yet. She said that he if wasn't speaking more by the age of do.. then they would start him in some Therapy..

Well.. by the time he turned 2 his speech had taken off and he was speaking more words then his sister :-)
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