Speech delay, tell me your stories
After a huge battle I have just managed to have my son referred for speech therapy because I am sick of being told it will come.
He is 30m old and I beileve he has full understanding of what I am telling him he makes every attempt to communicate with pointing, hand pulling etc. He attends nursery and has great social skills and is very loving with a good emotional understanding but for this reason all health visitors etc are telling me there is nothing wrong and it will just come but I am finding it really hard that he isn't able to tell me what he wants.
He has a vocab of around 10 words, and 5 or so general phrases such as there it is, come on then. But as an example if he wanted a drink he wouldn't ask me he would pull me towards the fridge etc and trust me I do everything I can to make him ask me or tell me what he wants but all I get is jabber and frustration. He has had a hearing test and all is fine I have noticed he uses sounds more than words so he does woof for dog, beep beep for car and so on.
I hear stories of children just waking up and being able to talk but I just can't ever see it happening. Did anyone else have a late talker and are they ok now?