Leah says so many words but some words that I think should come easy, she doesn't say. She doesn't really use her B's or say her own name. Because we taught her some sign language so early on she signs instead of using the words now. I am on a path of not giving in till she actually says the words. Gianna was/is very mature for her age and was well above average at 2yrs old. The dr.s say she is hitting all her "marks" but its just strange to me that she doesn't say more. Anyone else's LO not speaking so much?
Victoria has a lot of words, and is speaking in sentences. She is speaking much better than her brothers did at this age, but it can still be a guessing game sometimes as to what she is saying. Also, there are several words that she uses for things that actually sound like something else (for example, her word for 'airplane' sounds a lot more like 'i-cream'). She also won't say her or her brothers' names. She just says "me" and "brother".
Sofia is a quiet girl. I have heard her say several words in English and Spanish. She says some three word sentances. But she is mostly quiet and speaks when ever she wants to.
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You may remember from past posts that Kieran was a bit behind in the language department and we've had him in speech therapy. As of 2-3 months ago he was saying no words. In the last few weeks, particularly the past week it seems like, his language has exploded. He says quite a few words now and picks them up easily, and is starting to put together 2-4 word sentences. For example the other day he started saying mama... finally, at 2 years! He regularly addresses me as mommy/mama and dada/daddy for DH, and calls his brother "Ro-ro" lol. Other words he's started using a lot are no, yucky, thanks, sorry, bubble, cheese, "teet-teet" (bird), juice, eat, choo-choo, car (sounds like "cuh"), truck ("guck") clock (sounds like "****"...lol), and there are a lot of others too. He also says "I do!" and "I did it!"; a couple times I've gotten him something he wanted (juice I think) and he said "Thanks mom juice" and earlier he was playing with a broom and I was sitting next to him, and he swept my feet and said "I do mom too." He doesn't pronounce everything clearly but that's typical, and when he doesn say words he is mostly understandable. He does still babble/use jargon a lot as "filler" but its slowly transforming into real words. Its totally amazing to me because its literally only in the last couple weeks that he has started this, and prior to that he said almost nothing and it was hard to even get him to repeat sounds.
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Ben is pretty much a non-talker. Well, a non-conversationalist He has words and is starting to say more, but still no two-word phrases. I was told they don't put two words together until they have about a 50-word vocab, so we're still a way off from phrases! But he also does not say words 'correctly'. Like 'car' is 'cah' and 'banana' is 'nana'. It's hard not to get a bit anxious when his sister was so advanced. But he's coming along much quicker now. He just learned cracker, baby, car, bib, and a few others in the past week or so.
A is pretty fluent in English (she's been speaking in 5+ word sentences for months), and her words are pretty clear. She'll occasionally have trouble with blends ("pider" instead of "spider", though she says it right some of the time) and sometimes she mixes up syllable order. She does pretty well with pronouns and verb tenses (-ing, -ed), but she's bad at articles and prepositions.
Recently she's had a language explosion in Korean, so now she likes to throw out Korean sentences along with her English.
But language has always been her strength. And she still doesn't sleep, so I have to assume that she's spending all that extra awake time thinking about language. She also goes in spurts where she's a complete book-a-holic and will ask me to read to her for hours (literally) on end. And I assume that also really helps her language acquisition.
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Cam's missing a lot of sounds and says a lot of words backwards, but he is slowly adding sounds to his repertoire.
Some of his most advanced sentences are "My talk poh" for 'I'm talking on the phone,' and "No, mommy, 'tay!" when he wants me to 'stay.'
Some of his backwards wards are tom is said 'mah,' sit is 'tiss,' sleep is 'peace,' and on like that.
He not very good at two syllable words. The only ones he says perfectly are mommy and daddy. His best ones are "doo bus" for school bus and "choo choo."
I can understand about 90% of what he says (which is awesome, because at his 2 year appointment I could only understand maybe 50%?) Truck is 'dugh,' car is 'dah,' he calls himself 'my' 100% of the time, TV is "tee," Papa is "pah," Riley is "eye-ee," and most of the time he just calls her "baby."
Speaking has always been difficult for Cam. He first babbled consonant was at 8.5 months - quite late. My sister, an SPL, thinks it's possible he has a mild case of apraxia, but he continues to add sounds and correct pronunciations consistently, so as long as he's making progress on his own we're not too worried yet.
Just over this past weekend it seems she can talk so much more. Now she says "I want cheese" or "I want cracka". She is starting to repeat me but if she is unsure of herself, she will only repeat the syllables that the word will have. She said "Gianna" so long ago so I thought easy words would come.....well easy. She won't say Please or Baby. She has really great manners when asking or receiving things though. I guess I'll just keep an eye on it and make sure she keeps advancing. If only she would eat better.....still an issue.
I think it's pretty common for kids with older siblings to talk less and not as soon. The twins are really ahead verbally, especially Mia. Ana speaks FAR less than either sister did though she understands pretty much everything, and has no issues communicating when she wants to, sans words.
Her sisters just do most of the talking for her.