Posted by Elizabeth on October 14, 2003 at 21:18:21:
In Reply to: Re: Questions about language development... posted by Debbie on October 14, 2003 at 20:43:19:
I understand. At 2 years a child should be able to put several words together, and at 3 is when a child should be able to be understood 80% of the time. The information is from what I learned in school and from the neurologists and neurosurgeons I have worked with. I have seen many 2 year olds who don't even say a single word and they end up talking up a storm months after and are perfectly normal. As long as all other milestones have been met, I really would not worry about the speech until months after 2 years old. Also, in neurofibromatosis, it is very rare for a child to have speech delay.