Q&A: 9 Month Old Not Making Consonant Sounds

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My 9 month old daughter is not yet making any consonant sounds. Is this cause for concern, or still too early to worry? I am not that concerned at age 9 months if you are not hearing a lot of consonant-vowel combinations yet, although many babies do start to form single syllable consonant-vowels such as “ba”, “ma” or “na” in …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 9 Month Old Not Making Consonant Sounds

Q&A: Toddler Not Saying First Letters of Words

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

My son is 26 months old. He is an only child but has attended daycare since he was 6 weeks old. My son doesn’t say the beginning of most words such as BANANA; its just NANA. He can follow simple directions and has OK social skills. Like most kids, he has his days. He can say things like “come one …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Toddler Not Saying First Letters of Words

Q&A: 3 Month Old Not Cooing – Should Hearing be Tested?

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My daughter is 12 weeks old. She does not really coo. She makes a few noises here and there throughout the day, but doesn’t really respond when I try to get her to make more. Her doctor said he is not concerned right now, but if she isn’t cooing by her 4 month visit, we should have her hearing tested. …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 3 Month Old Not Cooing – Should Hearing be Tested?

Q&A: 33 Month Old Not Talking in Phrases

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

My son is 33 months and I have noticed he isn’t speaking as much as children his age and younger. He still babbles a lot. He says around 60 words and 7 2-3 word phrases. Most words he will only say once, maybe twice and then doesn’t say them again and you can’t get him to repeat words that you …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 33 Month Old Not Talking in Phrases

Q&A: 5 Year Old with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Early School Age

My son is 5 years old. He has been in speech therapy off and on since he was three. He cannot put a sentence together. If you ask him to say “I like puppies”, you might get him to say “like puppy”. He rarely can put three words together. His school speech therapist says she’s heard of apraxia, but doesn’t …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 5 Year Old with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Q&A: Speech Therapy for a Child with PVL (Periventricular Leukomalacia)

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Special Needs Diagnoses

What types of therapy could the speech therapist do with my child who has PVL (Periventricular leukomalacia)? He is 14 months old and doesn’t have an interest in toys. Periventricular leukomalacia is often seen in premature infants when there is decreased blood flow to the brain before, during or after birth.  Due to the decrease in blood flow to the …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Speech Therapy for a Child with PVL (Periventricular Leukomalacia)

Q&A: 18 Month Old has had Ear Infections and is not Talking

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

My son is 18 months old and barely talks. He has had numerous ear infections and now has tubes. At one point, I thought his hearing was affected, but his hearing was tested in December and it was fine. He also sucks a pacifier. He has an older brother who does a lot of the talking for him. He is …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 18 Month Old has had Ear Infections and is not Talking

Q&A: 9 Month Old Not Babbling

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My 9 1/2 month old does not babble at all. I am a speech therapist myself (I treat adults) and I am concerned. I read to her daily and sing songs and play pat a cake, itsy spider, etc., as well as say mama dada baba during diaper changes for face-to-face time. She is almost crawling and is just starting …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 9 Month Old Not Babbling

Q&A: 16 Month Old Not Speaking in Bilingual Household

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

Our daughter is 16 months old, but does not speak much. She can make repetitive syllables, says papa really well, seldom says mama, and makes up words, but are not really understandable. Is this something we need to be worried about? We are Asians (Filipinos) and we talk to her in our dialect combined with English words. I also read …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 16 Month Old Not Speaking in Bilingual Household

Q&A: Toddler Learning English and Arabic Not Speaking

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

My son is 2 years and 10 months, and we’ve been living in Saudi Arabia since he was 14 months. Saudi Arabia is a closed off segregated country where there isn’t much interaction or activity to be done. My son is also raised bilingual: equal amounts of English and Arabic. He’s an only child so far and walked at 9 …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Toddler Learning English and Arabic Not Speaking