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How many words is your 15 month old saying?

I am really worried about my 15 month old DD not talking.  She says only a few words, but understands everything.  I am an early childhood teacher and the speech path at our school said she should be saying at least 100 words!!  I think that is way too high for 15 months.  How many words does your 15 month old say?
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1-10
36%
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10-25
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50-100
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My son has a year delay in speech...he is almost 17 months old and says nothing, so I am probably not going to be much help. But, I do know they should be says some words like mama and dada.
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100 words seems crazy to me! My daughter is 18 months old and she still says basically the same things she was saying at 15 months old. She only says about 20 words but if you tell her to do something she understands. She also can show you all of her body parts when asked (ie: eyes, ears, belly). I think your daughter is just fine. I asked the pediatrician last week about Avery and she said she is just fine. They only start to worry at age 2 if they aren't talking more.
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Thanks for the comments.  Anna can point out all her body parts, too.  She will shake her head yes and no to answer your questions, but she just doesn't say much.  I think 100 words sounds crazy too!! I am glad I am not the only one!
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DD is 15 months old and she can say about 20 words, she also understands everything. She has recently started to put 2 words together like daddy byebye, gone gone, all done, its ok. 100 words is insane, as long as your DD understands what is being said I would not worry. My nephew was about 2 when he started talking. Now he repeats EVERYTHING especially the bad words LOL.
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Oh, do not worry, my son's vocab started to explode when he was about 18-19 months.  He really wouldn't say much but about 40 words before then but soon after his sister was born he became a chatterbox in 2 lauguages!
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I probably just threw your poll results off. My nearly 16 month old says "Bye Bye" and "Dat", for "what's that". That's it. He has just recently been diagnosed hard of hearing. Makes sense, but reading what everyone elses kids are doing makes me realize how delayed his speech really is. I'm sure your daughter will be fine...she seems to be on the right track with understanding words, which my son does not do.
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I heard 10 words (incl. animal "moo" etc) BY 18 mos. My son had exactly 10 and he is brilliant -- in 10th grade math/sci at age of 13, accomplished pianist etc.. Doesn't spell so good but I think there's just a minimum.

Sis spoke in full sentences of 4-5 words by 18 mos. She's smart too (still), kind of literary (journals, reading junkie).

I don't think it matters at 15 mos at all as long as they say something and if they don't that they look like they are interested in communicating.
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I read ahead at the form at the doctors that I had to fill out and it said 10 words under the 15 month category.  I am sure that is just the minimum though, but 100 does seem crazy.  I watch a little boy that just turned two.  He didnt say many words at all at 15 months but at about 20-21 months all of the sudden everything just clicked with him and he talks in full sentences now very well.  One day he just walked in and could talk...well maybe over a one week span he just picked up everything.
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DH asked the ped at her 15 month check up. he said that all she needs to be using consistantly is 5 or 10 words. he said dd's language skills are advanced for 15 months- she says about 50 independently, but will try to repeat just about anything. for example, i don't count "Chinese" as a part of her vocabulary, but the other day when i asked if she wanted some chinese she repeated chinese.

it was in the past 3 or 4 weeks that her vocabulary exploded. if her language skills are pretty advanced, and she's only using 50 words independently, then i would consider 100 words to be ridiculous to consider a norm. like i said, the ped said 10 is considered typical.
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DS is using about 15 words and often repeats what I say/repeats...he is going to be 15 months old next friday... however he is also learning french and english...so typically he is very advanced because when learning 2 languages..

he says mom, dad, puppy, baby, cynsia, gilles, jojo, meme, pepe, no, oui(yes)ya,hey,that, dry and i cant remember what else right now but a few more for sure..

i was told when evaluated that his language was above because he can say too many syllables and can use every sound
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Juliana(15mo) says maybe 10 words..over & over.Now she is starting to mimic & 'try' to say more words.But I wouldn't worry.By 2 1/2 they won't stop..lol.
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Jameson is almost 15 months and he says: Mama, Daddy, Jessie, Jesus, warm, this, baba, elmo, doggie, bye,. SO...10 words. 100 is insane. My Ped told me a baby should know at least 5 words by 18 months.
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162279_tn?1270604959
I forgot "night-night" :)
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My son is 22 1/2 months old and trying to say many words, but not saying them well. We have to have him evaluated for speech issues. 10 words by that time is reasonable, but 100 just doesn't seem possible!
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I too am a speech pathologist.  Saying 20 words by age 15 months is perfectly fine.  One hundred words is insane!  We don't even expect a 2 year old to have 100 words.  I'd like to know where your school SLP got her information.  That is just craziness!  
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Hi, my boy is 17 months now and doesnt say a word either. How do you know he has a year delay and how has this delayed developed....has he caught up now?

Your feedback would be much appreciated.
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