Speech issues in 18 month old - Kaiser?
Hello BPN parents,
My adorable daughter who is just a few weeks shy of turning 18 months old has only 2 words in her vocabulary. At this point she is only able to say mama and papa and I am starting to feel concerned that she may have a possible speech delay. At this age I know that most kids should be speaking closer to 4-10 words which she is not even close. She also does not tend to repeat for as much as we encourage her too. At her 15 month check up her doctor seemed a bit concerned but said we would reconnect at her 18 month check up. I feel like no progress has been made and was wondering if anyone else had the same experience with their little one. I am not sure if I should wait or seek an evaluation. I am guessing that the earlier the intervention the better. She seems to understand directions well and is otherwise developing great. We are Kaiser members and I have been told that they do not offer services until children are over 3. Is that true? If anyone has had similar experience I would leave to hear about it. Thank you!