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At what age do you expect children to begin speaking in complete sentences?

At what age do you expect children to begin speaking in complete sentences?

2 years old: A "complete sentence" is a little different to different people, but generally we want 2 year olds to be able to say 2 words together and have them be related (doggy up!). By 2 1/2 to 3 y we would expect them to say a more complete sentence like what most people think of (mommy, where go my lollypop?). Bilingual children may speak a little later due to the brain learning 2 words for the same thing. ...Read more

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Past year started transposing words in sentences often, typing, and several times speaking. Also forget common words frequently. Just age related?

Past year started transposing words in sentences often, typing, and several times speaking. Also forget common words frequently. Just age related?

Although it could be: Normal aging, I would request a consult with a neurologist to rule out any neurological issues that are impacting on the speech and verbal areas of the brain. ...Read more

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My 20 month old can speak in sentences, recite paragraphs from books, count to 20 and knows her ABCs (abacavir). Is this advanced for her age?

My 20 month old can speak in sentences, recite paragraphs from books, count to 20 and knows her ABCs (abacavir). Is this advanced for her age?

Yes!!: This is quite advanced language skills for this age. Generally we are looking for the ability to connect two words into sentences at age two. I would continue to encourage educational play time but limit tablet/phone contact. You want your child to experience real life stimulation and not become addicted to electronic stimulation. ...Read more

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I'm not wording sentence correctly. Have been repeatedly told the samefor the last few weeks. & i notice it as soon as i finish speaking. Whats wrong?

See a neurologist: This is distinctly abnormal and deserves a thorough and detailed evaluation by a neurology expert. Would do this in the near future and hope you improve soon. ...Read more

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When should kids be able to speak in sentences?

When should kids be able to speak in sentences?

2-3 years.: The average child will speak with two words at a time around 24 months old and then sentences around 3 years plus. Remember though that there is a wide range of normal and don't compare your child to others. ...Read more

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My son will be 3yrs in december, he does not speak short sentences yet, not even 50 words. Could it be something concerning?

My son will be 3yrs in december, he does not speak short sentences yet, not even 50 words. Could it be something concerning?

Speech pathologist: Have a speech pathologist who cares for children evaluate your child and help develop a plan to help. Your local school should have someone who can do this, or ask your doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Sometimes when speaking I get stuck on a word start repeating the word over and over without control until I'm able to say the rest of the sentence ?

Sometimes when speaking I get stuck on a word start repeating the word over and over without control until I'm able to say the rest of the sentence ?

Speech disorder: This could be simple stuttering without any neurological disorder. If you are very concerned about this, consult a speech therapist who will evaluate you for any speech disorder and advise you accordingly as to whether you should have some speech therapy and/or be referred to a neurologist. ...Read more

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When should a child be able to speak in full sentences?

When should a child be able to speak in full sentences?

Child development: Most children can speak in full (5-6 word) sentences by about 3 years old. You can look up many developmental milestones by age at www.Healthychildren.Org (run by the aap). ...Read more

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38 month old not speaking in sentences. Doesn't say mom and dad or hungry. Does 'sing along' W/cartoons as far as melody but only some words clear. ?

38 month old not speaking in sentences. Doesn't say mom and dad or hungry. Does 'sing along' W/cartoons as far as melody but only some words clear. ?

Language development: Clearly delayed expressive language. Does child respond behaviorally to simple verbal commands such as come here, or bring me the red ball. You are checking receptive language that way. Has he been exposed to multiple languages since birth? Another possibility is autism of course. Get him evaluated! ...Read more