Should I be concerned with how little my 15 month old speaks?

My son is 21 months, and he doesn’t say more than 15 words. Should I be concerned? Thanks.

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No your little one will learn in their own time. My son didn’t really actually talk until he was almost 2 now he talks in small sentences he will learn more. Talk to your baby more that’ll help. Read as well and try to have him copy the words your saying.

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I would ask your pediatrician about it. That seems low to me but my child is very verbal, it might not be a developmental concern.

My son was 24 month and only said no and mama, that was it! I took him to an ENT and found out he had so much fluid around his ear drums he couldn’t hear. Tubes helped drain it and he learned 9 words in the 1st two months of having them.

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No! But if you do need to see his pediatrician to make sure he is doing well

My son took a while to talk well. His head start teacher helped a lot! He also had speech therapy up to first grade.

My nephew only said maybe 4 or 5 words untill he was about 4 then he wouldnt stop talking, every child is different

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No. My kid was the same way

Talk to your pediatrician about it. It could be a minor speech delay or there could also be a tongue tie, auditory issues, etc. Either way I highly recommend talking to your pediatrician about your concerns and whether or not your child needs to be evaluated by a speech therapist. My son had less than 10 words at 12 mos. He was referred to Early Intervention for speech therapy. We eventually learned that he has Childhood Apraxia of Speech. He has been in speech therapy since he was 18 mos and has made leaps and bounds.

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Yes I would talk to the pediatrician

My son is 20 months and he doesn’t say many words but is very vocal…they all learn in their own time. I did check with my GP and he said not to worry just wait until he is 2 and if he is still not saying many words then to contact him again xx

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Its actually more common for boys to develop speech slower. Keep working on it, every kiddo gets it at different paces. He will get there mama!

Dont worry until he is 2. My son spoke only few words too till he was too. He started all in once at 2 and developed quickly. Now at 3 his vocabulary and speech is extraordinary😉

Maam i have 4 children all of them are different from one another .give the child time

I have a 10 year old now and he didn’t talk until he was 2. We did speech therapy and everything else and now he never shuts up :woman_shrugging:

Make an appointment with an ent. My older son when he was a baby hardly talked. The dr sent us for an evaluation thinking he was autistic. He passed that assessment, then the nurse whispered to me to go to an ent Dr. I did, and sure enough he had fluid In his ears. The dr said he’s been hearing likes he’s under water. We treated his ears, dried it all up, and was speaking sentences a few months later.

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Speak to your pediatrician. My youngest was barely speaking and is in speech therapy and even got tubes put in his ears. He just turned 3 and he’s getting better but still not quite there yet.

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Are there older siblings? Does someone speak for the child? My middle child didnt want to speak because big sister did it for him. (2 years apart) keep an eye on it, but make him use his words. Whining and pointing is easy. I mean this with kindness just a thought

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My nephew kept this up for a few years. Around the age of four he was taken to see a doctor but there were no concerns. The doctor suggested we stop giving him things when he pointed to them and ask him to use his words instead. After a few months he was talking just fine. There was nothing wrong, he just didn’t want to talk and didn’t feel he had to because he could communicate with hand gestures.

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My son was like your child and I was beyond paranoid about it. It was during the whole Jennifer Mcarthy era of vaccines cause autism fiasco. I took him to the doctor and he evaluated my son and told me to stop worrying. He told me my son would start talking more once he turned 2 years old and sure enough he did. He’s 14 now and totally fine. Speak with the doctor.

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