A 28-year-old male asked:
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my 30 month old son isn't really talking, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
YES!: He should have a full work up by your pediatrician and should also be seen by your local ENT for an ear exam and hearing test. I would get this checked asap.
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
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Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/Pages/Developmental-Milestones-2-Year-Old
Oct 8, 2011
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Frederick, based on your first question...I'd have him checked
Oct 8, 2011
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I'd have him see a developmental pediatrician
Oct 7, 2011
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, the average child should speak with a few hundred words and speak in sentences at this point. While some newer studies suggest that many kids with good speech comprehension but poor expression still do well in the long run, this needs a further work up. A child in this scenario should have a full hearing screen and a speech therapy evaluation and work up.
Answered on Oct 9, 2011
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
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I agree that an ENT is a great place to start for a hearing screen and an exam.
Oct 8, 2011

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