So, I had Kieran evaluated by Early Intervention yesterday. I finally decided to look into this a few weeks ago because of his lack of speech- basically, he uses NO words. DH thought I was nuts because he seems fine, he jabbers all day long and basically "talks" just not using words we understand. But I figured at worst, they'd find he had enough of a delay and we could get him some help and at best, nothing would be wrong. Yesterday they came to do the eval. They evaluate him in different areas- adaptive, personal/social, communication and motor. He scored in the normal or high range (as compared to average 21 month olds) for everything except expressive speech- which is about what I figured. They said his receptive language is at the 3 year old level lol but expression was low enough for him to qualify for services. So, we're going to do it. They come for an hour each week and if it will help him start using words, I'm all for it! He really WANTS to talk, its just not coming out right for whatever reason. They're also typing up a full description of his evaluation that they mail in a couple weeks, I figure that will be interesting to see how he's doing in all the different areas.
I just thought I'd give a little update!
ETA- something else that's just kind of funny, sometimes I think we're teaching him the wrong language. One of the shows he likes to watch sometimes is Ni-Hao Kai-Lan, its basically like Dora only she's Chinese and they teach words in Chinese throughout the show. Well he has NO problems repeating the words in Chinese, even though I can't get him to repeat simple words in English! Chinese sounds must be closer to his babbling/jabbering than English sounds, lol!