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March 20th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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hi all I just wand to a Public health for the normal 18 month shot last month and there was this sheet I need to feel out to check Mya development and after doing the talking ported the Public health say she need to go to speak testing. The ask my q that don't make any sent to expected a 18 month old to do. The ask me if she was:

1)saying 30 words other then mom and dad.
2) specking in full sentinels like "we are going for a walk" or "Can we go for a walk"

because I say no there saying she not talking right and is Developmental delay. Am I just nuts thanking my child is normal for 18 month old should she real be talking in Full sentinels at this point. My older don't and no other mom with a 18 month old I know say they child was. I'm asking here because some off you have all ready go those this. What is normal at 18 month for talking.
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March 20th, 2012, 07:45 AM
AlexKatieAiden Mommy's Avatar Linda
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These are the milestones I could find for an 18 month old..
Speech Milestones in Child Development
13-18 months:
•Looks for hidden objects
•Points or gestures to communicate or identify needs
•Talks in single words, often omits some initial consonants and almost all final consonants
•Uses echolalia and jargon
•Has 3-20 words (mostly nouns) in expressive vocabulary
•Receptively identify 1-3 body parts
•Follows simple directions
19-24 months:
•Uses words more frequently than jargon
•Has an expressive vocabulary of 50 to 100 words
•Has a receptive vocabulary or 300 or more words
•Starts to combine nouns and verbs
•Begins to use pronouns
•Is approximately 25-50% intelligible to strangers
•Names a few familiar objects
•Identifies 5-6 body parts on a doll
•Begins to understand adjectives in phrases

Your 18-month-old's language and cognitive development: Speaking loud and clear | BabyCenter
At a year and a half, most children speak a dozen words (or more) clearly. Besides "Mama" and "Dada," favorite words include "bye-bye," "milk," "cookie," "car," "oh!," and "my." Many 18-month-old toddlers can also link two words together to form rudimentary sentences — sentences without linking verbs or other connecting words. She may say "All gone," "Want ball," or "Me up."

Your 18-month-old probably still does a lot of babbling in imitation of the adult conversations she hears. With increasing frequency, though, you'll hear clear words in the midst of the chattering. (If your child can't say at least two words by now, be sure to mention it to her caregiver at her next well-child visit; your caregiver may wish to test her hearing or have a speech pathologist do an evaluation.)

In my opinion she is doing just fine but if they offer her speech therapy it couldn't hurt anything to do the therapy.

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March 20th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Thank you for the info AlexKatieAiden Mommy and yes I no it will not hurt anything to have them look into it but sine Speech therapy has a 8 month wait as it is I don't know I just thank the wait time would be shorter for the little one that real need it if Poblic health with just step saying that child at 18 month need to talk inf full sentences. Anyway it is what is so I'll hang out here and learn what a can from you more exasperated mom just in case I need it.
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March 20th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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is this for real? because it looks very familiar.
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March 20th, 2012, 12:30 PM
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You should talk Audiesmommy. I know she was going through the exact same thing with her daughter.

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March 20th, 2012, 02:17 PM
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I have a daughter who is now 26 months and is only now beginning to speak in sentences. Every child is different but i would go ahead with whatever the professionals suggest, it can't hurt.

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March 20th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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laisydaisymama, Yes this is real sorry if some ask the same question before I don't know this is my first day on the site.

forest, who is Audiesmommy? I don't know anyone her yet as this is my first day. Is there a way to search for people here so I can try to talk with her?

Fae*Aibell I am going to have the test done yes Hopefully before next baby come a long. I'm 5 week 4 day prego and the waiting list is 8 month long.
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March 20th, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Hello and Welcome..

I agree.. Further testing wouldn't hurt..

One thing I learned about Public help.. There's always a wait time and age isn't really a factor, but having a medical diagnosis can open more doors. You can see if your insurance would cover a private Speech Therapist.. It might speed up the process..

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March 21st, 2012, 05:08 AM
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Adriana's Mommy,

Thank you for the welcome. I live in pei Canada here there is only one offices for Speech Therapist so I will have to wait it out. I was talking with my mom the other night about this she say that I was saying about the same amended of word at her age. I don't grow up with a Speech problem but I do have a learning disability so ever one may be right for me to wait it out in see.

Is it o.k. I hand out with you all well I wait?
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March 21st, 2012, 08:21 AM
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I understand..

Of course welcome to hang out.. I'm still waiting to start my son's specialized therapy.. Still learning all the lingo,etc..

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April 2nd, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Welcome to the board.

It sounds like your daughter is doing just fine to me, but if it was me I'd take the speech therapy anyway, as you've been offered and it certainly won't do her any harm. Feel free to stick around here in case they raise anything else and you need help.

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