We started speech therapy when my son was 2, he was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2.
He started out non-verbal, then single words.. and now my I have a 6 year old, reading -ready to read step one books. I wish you and your boy all the luck in the world !
It's super common- we've been down the long road of speech therapy. Keep on keeping on~ it's a marathon
My brother had delayed speech, he didn’t start talking really till about 3. Speech therapy helped him SOOO much. The progress was slow in the beginning but totally worth it. And that was 20 years ago so I can only imagine all the better tools they have today
My son is almost 4 and cant speak, but also autistic. Not sure if that helps honestly ..... but there are certain signs to look for if that's your concern. He has speech therapy twice a week
My son is almost 5 now. When he was <2 our pediatrician let me know he was “delayed” and recommended speech therapy. We went for a few months and then had a change in insurance and long story short I couldn’t continue taking him any longer and paying out of pocket, BUT to be honest - I think parents nowadays (including myself back then) stress about their kids speaking way too much. Every kid will develop differently in different ways at different times and that’s normal. My son was learning English and Spanish simultaneously, and I think that made speech a little harder for him. Understanding words and speaking words are two entirely different things though. My kid understood just fine in both languages but he struggled actually speaking the words. I put him in preschool when he was about 3 and I’d say within 6 mo his vocabulary grew probably 10x the size it was. So not really sure what it was - preschool or just time, but I wouldn’t sweat it too much. My son is almost 5 now and he speaks perfectly fine.
Long post but I wouldn’t worry so much mamas! They’ll get there!
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