My toddler doesn't talk much: Advice?

I have a two-year-old, and he is an amazing little boy, but he doesn’t talk very much so far he will say no, what’s this, get off, ow, uh oh, Woah, thank you, and momma. He’s very ADHD, and it’s hard to get him to focus because he’s all over the place and very destructive, he doesn’t really want to listen either and screams on the top of his lungs. I’m running out of ideas of ways to help him learn and learn his 123s and Abcs that he might find fun and catch on too. I was wondering if other moms had any ideas they could give me to help him and grab his attention.


Early intervention is awesome for free speech therapy in the home.


My son just started talking around 3 1/2 he was super late hes 4 now and still dose not do a sentence.

Enjoy it… Seriously! When they aren’t talking they are listening which means eventually they’ll start talking and it’ll be complete sentences! And they won’t stop talking lol. Ive been thru it before! :heart:

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Sounds like a 2 year old to me. :woman_shrugging:t3: every child is different and develops at different times, if you are concerned talk to his doctor


My son is almost 3 and this sounds just like him minus the ADHD… we got speech therapy free threw a local place… Well that was stopped because of covid and every day he’s saying more and more… just give it time momma he will talk when he’s ready

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No worries momma he has his whole life to talk

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Abc mouse was what i used for my son with autism

Okay so when he wants something tell him what it is and do this for a little time and then when he wants it ask him what it is. I know it’s hard but it will get better. Some kids are late bloomers.

My son is 3 in Aug and he just started now to say a lot more words and I won’t lie I was getting worried as I have 3 kids before him, couldn’t help but compair them and he’s totally fine every day it’s new words!!

Idk what’s normal bc my son is only 1 but I’ve seen these cool apps for kids that teach them to talk and count and stuff.

My child has severe adhd. My father called him cave boy because he didn’t talk much. Just grunted and pointed. Now he’s fixing to be 12 and won’t shut up. I wonder if he ever takes a breath when talking. He even talks in his sleep. The kid has made up for not talking till 3 or 4. Lord help me.


I’m a momma of six. And if there is anything I have learned is that all kids do things when they are ready. One of mine was walking at 7 months, one talked at 4 months, one didn’t walk until 14 months and my current 2 and 1/2 year old hardly talks. Kids just grow different. My 2 year old can talk, she just opts not to. Be patient, when they are ready they will.


get him to a good dr. and start

I had my son evaluated at two years old for speech delay. Turns out, my son is speech delayed and has SPD. By the time he was two and a half he had services. If you suspect your child is delayed, get them evaluated. It doesn’t hurt and it’s good to get the help they may need early rather than ignoring it. My son is 4 yrs old and though he still delayed, he’s talking so much more now and still receiving services. He gets speech, occupational therapy and has a SEIT whom he loves and adores each and every one.

My daughter who is now 20, was diagnosed with autism around the age of 2. Early intervention with speech therapy and occupational therapy has made all the difference. I insisted on mainstream in school. She is now finishing her 1st year of college for accounting. Nobody that doesn’t know her history could ever tell. Just a bit eccentric/ quirky. That’s the best thing you can do for your child is to get the pros in to help. They came to my home at first then we went in to the office. She had services for almost ten years but it made all the difference in the world.


Get his ears checked! My now 2.5 yr old got tubes and it was a game changer for him. The pedi was even wanting him to be evaluated for autism. Turns out, he just couldn’t hear!

My son is 14 and has an above average IQ, he was a late talker, even with EI he didn’t talk much until 4. I also have a daughter who is 9 and nonverbal. My almost 4 yr old didnt talk at all at 2, I put her in speech therapy and now she never stops talking. My 21 month old talks constantly, uses short sentences. All children are different, do yourself a favor and get him evaluated so you know for sure what’s going on and how you can help him.

Typically, boys tend to master large and fine motor skills before girls do. Girls usually develop more cognitively in the beginning. I think that focus is hard for children until they are a little older. I would encourage reading books and maybe putting some words up around the house. Singing songs is also a great way to practice Word development

Occupational therapy