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I'm very worried about my grandchild not talking at 18 months. Is there a problem, you think?
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get checked
Delays in language and literacy development do not occur because a child lives in a multi-lingual environment.
This is a common misconception. The real red flags to look for are: are the parents worried about hearing, no babbling by 9 months, no first words by 15 months, no consistent words by 18 months, or no word combinations by 24 months. Consider double checking w/ a pediatrician.

In brief: Get checked
Delays in language and literacy development do not occur because a child lives in a multi-lingual environment.
This is a common misconception. The real red flags to look for are: are the parents worried about hearing, no babbling by 9 months, no first words by 15 months, no consistent words by 18 months, or no word combinations by 24 months. Consider double checking w/ a pediatrician.
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Perhaps
Most children have some speech by 18 months of age.
The most important first step is to have his ears examined and to have his hearing tested. If the tympanic membranes look normal and the hearing is normal, ask his pediatrician for advice about next steps.

In brief: Perhaps
Most children have some speech by 18 months of age.
The most important first step is to have his ears examined and to have his hearing tested. If the tympanic membranes look normal and the hearing is normal, ask his pediatrician for advice about next steps.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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