I do not post on this board (usually Special Needs Board), but I was hoping you guys would be willing to answer a few questions I have about "typical" speech and language of boys between 2.5-3.
My son has been in speech therapy for 9 months and has recently turned 3. I only have nieces, and they talk A LOT. I mean not just talking but complex thoughts and sentences for their age. For example, the 14 month old says thank you, grandma, her sisters name, the dog's name. The 3 year old says all kinds of long sentences. She talks about princesses and what she did at the daycare, feelings etc.
My son is no where near that. He said mama around typical time (under a year) but said no other words until his 2nd birthday and then was only using nouns and no verbs. He also was dx with a receptive language delay (meaning he did not understand what we said at the age level he should have) This has led to problems with every typical daily activity since he doesn't understand what you are saying much of the time. For example I can't give him expectations on what to expect when we are at a place. He doesn't understand "this first" and then "this next". He lives in the here and now.
Therapy has been a long and emotional road for me and my husband. Its hard to put in a nutshell exactly what my son is like. He has responded so well to speech therapy though. He is speaking in sentences now, but still way behind his peers. He also still has trouble with you asking him anything that we have not practiced over and over.
I guess my question is, mothers of boys-- what is your child saying/understanding? Can you describe the way they talk? How aware are they of social contexts like someone being mad at them? Do they have a concept of "tomorrow" or referring to something not right in front of them?
TIA-- it means a lot