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"I'm concerned my child isn't as verbal as other kids." When in doubt, speak up and get an evaluation.
Language development milestones are tracked along two parallel paths:
Typically, around 6 months old, a child is responsive to your verbal sounds and will try to imitate you. Their language development often starts with cooing sounds, then infants typically begin to babble and add consonant sounds (frequently "b" and "d" sounds ... ba-ba-ba or da-da-da). Before age 1, a child often uses simple gestures and can understand simple commands. Early words are nouns used to label or request (mama, dada, etc.) By age 2, a child uses short sentences with a few words; points to things that are named; repeats words; and follows simple instructions. While every child develops at slightly different rates, there are general age-range markers. By knowing the milestones for each age, you can intervene early and talk to your pediatrician about any concerns you may have.
You probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-303-9200.