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#1 Daffy2016

Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:31 PM

Just trying to get a bit of a read on what’s average here.

DD is 19 months and loves talking. She has lots of words, babbles and sings constantly, and is starting to string two words together. She also copies words from us constantly.

But almost all of her words are missing the end sound or are not clear. She has Mummy, Daddy, bubble, Pa, up and a few others (including animal sounds). But other words are harder to make out unless you know her. So cat is ca, drink is trin, etc.

Just wondering if this is about right for her age or if her speech should be clearer at this age?

#2 Fossy

Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

Perfectly normal for her age

#3 Daffy2016

Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:28 PM

Thanks Fossy. I don’t have much to compare her to so it’s a bit of a guessing game!

#4 Wonderstruck

Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:32 PM


I find this useful whenever concerned about speech. Look as at the communication  milestone factsheets

Edited by Wonderstruck, 14 May 2019 - 07:33 PM.

#5 Daffy2016

Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:09 AM

Thanks Wonderstruck. Those resources are really helpful, particularly where they list the letters/sounds they should be able to make.

#6 Gonzy

Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:21 AM

Yep, definitely normal :)  

My almost 18 mo has a pretty limited vocab, it's mum/mumma, dad/daddy/daddy, ta, - variations of his older brothers names, hi/hello and lots of babble.

Other than that he is fabulous at pointing at exactly what he wants and then subsequently pointing specifically at whoever he expects to deliver whatever he initially pointed at hahaha

Edited by Gonzy, 15 May 2019 - 10:21 AM.

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