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My 2-year-old only has a few words.

By Sage Speech and Learning October 12, 2017

My 2-year-old only has a few words. When should I see a speech pathologist? Is 2 too young?

By age 2, we expect children to be using a rich vocabulary of 200 or more words, and using short sentences such as “mommy up.” If your child is still struggling to develop a rich expressive vocabulary, it is always a good idea to see a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)! SLP’s can provide guidance and recommendations for language boosting techniques to use at home, as well as intensive individual therapy to get your child talking! Early intervention is really the key the success.

SLP’s also specializes in recognizing and treating other developmental concerns, including feeding difficulties, social skills, academic and learning delays, and articulation. Check out the milestones guide at SAGE Speech & Learning to explore the skills your child should have at every age!

Thank you Sage Speech and Learning for providing this answer. Sage Speech and Learning is located at 1885 Withmere Way in Dunwoody, GA 30338. Sage Speech and Learning can be reached by phone: (404) 245-7981 or e-mail.  They are on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.  

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