My 2.5 year old son says the basic words like Mum, Dad, hello, bye, norner (water), pease (please), tank you (thank you) but he doesn’t string words together, when should I be worried and should he see someone about it?


Posted by kjgarner, 10th August 2018


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  • Just re read your story , it is up to you. Maybe if you are worried talk to your doctor for hearing test and a referral to a specialist. We did this as our son did not speak at all and that is where learnt the sign language.



  • My 3rd son did not talk until he was 3 plus. We had to resort to sign language not like Auslan but another form where we did different things with fingers to say ” food, drink, toilet, plus some others I have forgotten”. This helped until he began to speak , still had problems but at least we could understand him.


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