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2 yo still not talking
Anon_48719 posted:
My 2 yo (26 mths to be exact) DS is still not talking. He counts, knows letters and colors but still doesn't put 2 words together. Although he tries his hardest to speak, however, unless you know what he's saying it's difficult to understand him (it just sounds like babble). Any advice?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Anon,

I can understand why this has you concerned and wanted to pass along a few resources until others chime in.

Language development can be one of the most variable of developmental skills, so this may be something to discuss with his pediatrician. How are his communication vs language skills? Does he express his needs and feelings effectively?

Language Development Between 12 and 24 Months of Age
Time to Talk: When Should My Toddler Start Talking
Talk Milestones

My one personal suggestion - If you are not doing so, read aloud a few books a couple times of day together. I know easier said than done with an active toddler!

Hope this is helpful,
Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
I recently wrote a pair of blog posts here on WebMD about "late talkers" that you may find helpful. I can't cut and paste the links with my phone though-- but search for the "Your Children's Health" blog on this site and you'll find those posts. Best of luck!
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to Roy Benaroch, MD's response:
Here are the links to Dr. Benaroch's blogs -

Late Talkers: When to Worry

Late Talkers: What to Do

Thanks Dr. Benaroch!

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