14 years ago
espi_garcia

2 year old having language delays...?

My son is turning 2 in Oct. He only knows a handfull of words, this worries me. Would the fact that I am talking to him in two languages make it harder for him to pick up on words? Should I be worried at this point? Help!!!
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14 years ago
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Bilingual children sometimes start a little later, but they end up twice as good. :-) It could explain the language delay, but if so, be reassured that he'll talk eventually and thank you for the bilingual upbringing! Still, just in case, talk to your pediatrician. Two is somewhat late for just a few words (though for all you know, he may be speaking in sentences by next month). But you may want to have him evaluated for hearing issues, etc. just to set your mind at ease. It's possible that he might have a hearing problem or something that early intervention will be helpful for. But don't panic! If he understands you when you talk to him (like "bring the ball to mommy") and seems to be on track in other areas, I'll bet he's doing fine, working hard on two languages simultaneously, and may be talking in bilingual paragraphs in another six months. :-) Just better safe than sorry.
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14 years ago
prncsssk
No don't stop. It is easier for children to learn two languages when they are young. If your son really had a problem then your doctor would discuss it with you. My doctor also told me that boys are just slower and don't have that much to say. Girls talk and learn words faster. I wouldn't worry too much about it!
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14 years ago
Anonymous
well.... start by speaking to him in one language now & wen he gets older teach him the other one so he doesnt get confused. but i think learning two languages at 2 is good for you !
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