20 month old doesn't speak many words...

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Unread post Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:35 pm

My son is 20 mons. Says mom(ma,mum, mommy) all day, once and a while will day dad or dog, also hello and bye, and no. That's it. He used to say thank you but it has been months since he said it and he has had no new words in as long as 4 months. He does point, wave, give high fives, plays peekaboo, nod head to answer yes & no. He knows where his eye is but no other body parts, no shapes or colors. Doesn't follow simple instructions such as get the ball or put this in the trash ect. Hes also started tippy toe walking in the last month(or possibly I just noticed this recently)

Am I worrying too much? Seems my other kids knew/did more by this age?
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Unread post Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:08 pm

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:35 pm
My son is 20 mons. Says mom(ma,mum, mommy) all day, once and a while will day dad or dog, also hello and bye. That's it. He used to say thank you but it has been months since he said it and he has had no new words in as long as 4 months. He does point, wave, give high fives, plays peekaboo. He knows where his eye is but no other body parts, no shapes or colors. Doesn't follow simple instructions such as get the ball or put this in the trash ect. Hes also started tippy toe walking in the last month(or possibly I just noticed this recently)

Am I worrying too much? Seems my other kids knew/did more by this age?
What does his pediatrician say? It's been a long time since I had a toddler but my daughter did know her body parts as well as her colors at that point. If you are concerned, you definitely should talk to your pediatrician and push for an evaluation. Get his hearing checked to make sure there are no problems there. But follow your gut. If he's behind, early intervention is really a good idea.
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Unread post Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:26 pm

He hasn't been to the pediatrician recently, I didn't think I should worry until someone brought up his walking as a sign of autism. I don't think he has autism but I looked up what he should be doing developmentally and he seems a little behind from what I read online
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Unread post Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:20 am

Bump. I really want to know if others would be worried?
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Unread post Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:09 pm

Both of my boys didn’t say much until 2. My ods didn’t say anything, just made noises. My ods started speech at 4 and he has apraxia of speech. My other ds is 3 and just started speech but he is much easier to understand than ods ever was.
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Bump. I really want to know if others would be worried?
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Unread post Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:21 pm

Thanks for the reply.
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Unread post Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:38 pm

Your gut tells you something is wrong. I think there is. He has a speech delay. Cause? IDK. Pedi should direct you to Early Interventions- a federal entitlement.

Call your local EI. Get him assessed/evaluated. Bc he’s not the only/first child, there is a clear and legitimate concern. Ask about evaluation for autism if only to make a clear rule out of such diagnosis. EI is only til age 3.

Good luck. Do not let anyone tell you to just wait and see. They may mean well, but it is not in your child ‘s best interest.
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