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Every child has his or her own developmental pattern. My first, at 14 months, was exactly as you describe (except for the number of teeth). He's a junior in college now. My second started interacting with language and meaningful pointing around 12 months. My mother said I only spoke three words (no, Mommy, mine) until I turned two -- and I ended up quite ...


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This is a PDF that is widely used to screen babies for developmental delay. It is based on social behavior, fine motor skills, language, and gross motor skills. Open the chart, and put a sheet of paper at the 14 month notch from top to bottom. That way, if there are behaviors she does that you didn't mention which she ought to be able to do, you can identify ...


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First, I need to prerequisite my answer by saying that you should have your grandchild evaluated by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. You can also discuss your concerns with your pediatrician and you may want to do that first because many insurance companies will not pay for a speech-language evaluation without a referral from the child's ...


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It might not be easy but definitely go for it. Having some personal and family/friends experience in multilinguisme with kids my advices would be (cannot add the references for my claims on studies results right now but I will try to add them later) As much as you can find kids that would speak Russian with yours. Making Russian an important social ...


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Old question, but I'm answering for posterity. Glad this one had a happy ending. I have a thought you may find encouraging--particularly in conjunction with other answers. From two years old to about seven my boy had a lisp and trouble pronouncing "r" properly. His affected speech was not so prevalent that he was difficult to understand or teased by other ...


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I have no experience with motherlanguage-switching. Our daughter (3.5) has a native teacher in preschool for her third language and some friends with whom she has to communicate in this language. Currently she understands a lot and can say simple sentences. Sometimes she ask us to talk to her in her third language. As a start I suggest to have him spent ...


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Age of Child (source: http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/language_development/) 6 Months Vocalization with intonation Responds to his name Responds to human voices without visual cues by turning his head and eyes Responds appropriately to friendly and angry tones 12 Months Uses one or more words with meaning (this may be a fragment ...



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