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To think DS2 should be speaking by now?

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WomanEmpire Fri 09-Feb-18 21:45:58

Or not speaking, but trying to?
He's 14 months old. He nods yes to everything, but has never said anything. Not a peep. He squeaks and screams, but never points at things and makes a verbal noise. No sign of the usual 'mum, dadadad' kind of noises. He's at nursery part time, they queried his hearing at the beginning of the year, but he has had two hearing tests (first at birth, second 7 weeks ago) and all is absolutely fine.
He has a dummy, but it is only used for bed/naps, so I don't think it's inhibiting his speech. He has posterior tongue tie, but it has never interfered with feeding.
I'm adamant that DS1 was saying words by this point...should I be chasing this up? HV is useless btw. Hasn't bothered turning up since he was 3 days old.

CrumbsThatsQuick Fri 09-Feb-18 21:51:51

I am a SaLT. There is a huge variation at that age. Most children will have a few approximations of words at age if 1 but some wont. More important at this age is non verbal communication...
Does he babble? Smile at you? Point at things? Respond when you say his name, by looking up? Show you things?

IlikemyTeahot Fri 09-Feb-18 23:42:43

Hi not much advice here other than popping to your local childrens centre to see a HV there. I'm having a similar issue with my 14 month old (dc3) he smiles but other than that completely ignores everyone, hearing also fine. My HV told me to take him to socialise with other babies more but he completely ignores them. But he is due for a review so ill expect they will look into it more. Ive done everything the same as with the last two but this child is taking his time. I'll be watching your thread to see if anyone has any ideas.

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