Has anyone been advised to seek speech therapy for a child this young? My son is 15 months old and apparently his speech is delayed. He says "mama" and "dada" but not always directed at my husband or myself. He will say "ball" and "baby" but it is only if he's repeating one of us. He usually just grunts and gets frustrated. His understands a lot and follows simple commands like "where is your cup?" and he goes to the bathroom if I tell him it's time for a bath. I guess I'm just curious if it's something that needs to be addressed at such a young age. I don't want to wait too long either...ugh!
Re: 15 month old-speech therapy?
I have friends whose children were in speech therapy starting around 18 months, but those children had previously known issues. (Different Tongue formation, brain issues, etc.)
I'd just ask your pediatrician what his/her expectations are. If it's being recommended to you, go for it. It's never too early to start interventions if needed. The earlier the intervention, the better rate of success for the child!
If you're just freaking yourself out looking at other peoples children, stop! There will always be a kid who's doing more, and sooner, than your kid!
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Do you have Parents As Teachers? We get speech therapy for free through the school district and have a state program. You can get LO evaluated and take it from there.