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Please allow me to offer a few points of information. Your child may be phonetically inclined, and it seems he may be having trouble separating words from their sounds. He may be also having trouble separating words from other words. What is his awareness to the situation and is has he been socially affected by it? Does he feel he has a problem or shows ...


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As a parent of two, non-verbal autistic children, we've worked with Early Intervention as suggested by other answers. In Illinois, EI services are only provided until age 3 (which may vary state to state). Unfortunately, it could take months to get services started. Worse yet is finding the right therapist to "fit" your child's (and your's) specific needs ...


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I'm just a parent of a little girl slightly older than your son. She has similar problems, but I'm not worried. I recommend to read with him, picture books, let him locate pictures of animals and name them, or ask what they say. Cat, snake, dog... Do not hesitate to read the very same book twice in a row, or more, but you must keep him active and ...


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Anecdotal only but I didn't say anything much for years after my first word. One time my mum threw on the brakes and I fell into the foot-well and my first sentence was "If you do that again, I will pack my bags and move to Granny's house." So I kinda skipped all the steps between around 1 year-old to about 4 year. After that though, no-one could shut me ...


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If you want to encourage his development, spend time with him and talk to him like you would an adult. Speak to him as though he can understand everything you are saying. If you need to go to the gas station or grocery store, take him with you and explain what is going on while you're doing it. Let him hear you speak with other people. He may not like ...


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My daughter didn't speak any even remotely recognizable words at 2 years old. We didn't do anything special, and eventually she figured it out. She is 13 years old now, and has had straight A's for 5 years straight, scored in the 99th percentile across the board on her high school entrance exams, played the lead in the 8th-grade play, and won a partial ...


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In my opinion it is completely normal, don't worry any more. I know children who speak after 2 years. There is not an obvious rule for speaking, some speak earlier than 2 years old and some later, so don't worry. He will speak slowly by time and there is nothing wrong with him.


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Despite his playfulness, he may still have mild autism. If he does, you need to have it diagnosed asap. Getting a mildly autistic child into a developmental program very early can make a huge difference in the child's level of development for the rest of their life. (My son is mildly autistic). I believe most states will pay for such programs 100%. ...


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I'm married to a Speech Therapist who owns her own clinic, so while she's really the best to answer your question, I can tell you from my observations and discussions with my wife that your child would not likely qualify as "delayed" based on your description. We also have a 2 year-old who's speech developed slower than his older sister's so that also gives ...


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If you are worried, you should have his hearing checked first. It is not uncommon for Small children to develop a hearing impediment caused by ear infections, which will have an impact on their speech development.


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I do not know who said that he should know 50+ words. That's clearly not the case with the vast majority of children. Here is a nice chart on child development I read somewhere on this site (do not take this chart as absolute limits, most children that are advanced in one area tend to be somewhat late in another area): Development chart From what you say, ...



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