At our 18 month appt DS was great in all the developmental categories according to our pedi except for communication.
She said he should be saying at least 8 words excluding mama and dada...but he is currently at around 6.
She was also a little concerned that he can't point to a specific picture in a book when asked. For example, we have a "100 First Words" book with several labeled pictures. When asked "Where is the cat?" he doesn't understand that the picture is associated with the object. In real life he knows what a cat is and will point when asked, but our pedi said he's behind so we need to work more with him on that aspect.
My problem is that we do work with him. She tried to imply we don't read enough and that he watches too much t.v. But we read all day long and he rarely watches tv, maybe 30 minutes of Mickey Mouse when I take a shower.
Should I be concerned at all? I thought he was fine, just a bit behind in saying actual words...
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