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July 13th, 2013, 07:45 AM
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MaryBeth was a very "late" talker. Our daycare had all the children evaluated to get a couple of kids they knew really needed help the help they needed. I recieved papers that said my child need further evaluation. I had a discussion with my daycare provider/director and MB's doc and we agreed that it was a lack of want to talk. She could communicate her wants just fine, she just wanted to speak in sentences.

At 2.5 its a constant stream of toddler sentences. And still only when she wants to.

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July 13th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Yup school starts the year the kiddo turns 7 (we go by the calender year for schools). There is an optional preschool the year before that but I dont think they focus too much on academics. I'll know more about it in a year hehy.
I just read this very interesting article about the Finnish education system: What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen - The Atlantic The system sounds great to me, especially as a teacher. When can I move there?

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July 13th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by alwayssmile View Post
I never had a doubt in my mind that Aiden wasn't normal. I didn't feel that he was slow. He just didn't see the point in talking.
This is basically my thought. I guess I was curious to see what other Mammas had to say. And I appreciate all your input ladies.

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August 3rd, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Every kid is different, yes.
And a child's receptive language and expressive language can be at different developmental stages.
All my kids were talking by 9-15 months (my oldest, however, stopped talking after a bad vaccine reaction and didn't talk again until 4.5).

However, if you are concerned, you should contact early steps. People will try to appease you and make you feel like it's normal, and I understand why they do that. And in most cases, it IS normal. However, if you feel like it's not, trust your gut, because early intervention can ONLY help it CAN'T hurt. If a child qualifies for speech therapy but they didn't really need it (not that those parents could ever know for sure...) it's not going to hurt. but if a child doesn't get speech therapy that they DO need and the parent waits until the child is 2 or 3 or later, because 'so and so's friend's cousin's uncle's brother in law's wife's step child from her second marriage didn't talk until he was 4 and now he won't shut up' then what can happen is the early intervention window is missed, and that makes it harder for the child. Speech therapy is generally fun, too, and most places include the mom in the therapy.
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February 25th, 2017, 10:44 AM
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Hi everyone, my son is 23 months and doesn't say much. He says words like hot, meow, roar, ack(quack), baa. He understands perfectly, follows instructions and is outgoing. He has started doing 8pc puzzles and met/surpassed all other milestones. His doctor says not to worry. Any helpful advice? Oh, He seems to hum words and has even done pretend play between two stuffed animals humming.

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