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My 30 month old son isn't really talking, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
I agree that an ENT is a great place to start for a hearing screen and an exam.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Patrick Melder
I'd have him see a developmental pediatrician
Dr. Patrick Melder
Frederick, based on your first question...I'd have him checked
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