My son is 20 months old. I am concerned that he may have a speech disorder, and would like to know if I it is possible to do a diagnosis at this age. How worried would you be about the following?
* First, he is clearly not deaf. Good "receptive" language. Clearly understands how our house runs, where things are.
* Much of the day he is quiet (no sounds).
* His verbal communication is grunts "eh, eh, eh"
* He does point. He has little other gestures (does not wave bye bye)
* He has no words.
* He does next to no babbling. He'll say "mamamamma" for about 10 minutes during the day.
* He does not call me/my husband "mama" nor "dada".
His older brother - who is currently 3.5 years - spoke only about about 5-6 words when he was at this age. However, the lack of babbling and syllables by younger son has me concerned. Could it be Apraxia? Or Something else?
Can we get him to a speech language professional now? And if there is a long wait list, what are good things to do in the next month? We already, and have been, reading to him a ton. Empahsizing words, Naming things, constantly. Help please!
I would try and get him in to see a paediatrician as soon as you can and maybe they can figure something out or refer him to a specialist. I wouldn't be too concerned he was just not saying any words, but the fact that he isn't doing much babbling is a little concerning. Getting medical advice is the best advice I can give. Good luck with everything.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.