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20 months and only a few words

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20 months and only a few words

My 20 month old boy only says a few words. I’m not too worried about it because my 4 year old was a late talker as well. What concerns me is several of the words he says aren’t fully formed. Book is boo, help is el, more is mo, etc. Anyone else have this issue or can help me to get him to say the full word?

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  1. It’s quite common for kids at this age to leave off the ending and sometimes the beginning sounds of words, so you don’t need to worry about the way your son sounds at this point. For now, just model the correct way of saying the word and continue on. At this point, the main focus should be on helping him learn and use more words to express himself. Given that he does only say a few words, it never hurts to have him evaluated by a speech therapist. Feel free to “Ask Bundoo” if you want more specific advice privately!

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  2. Thanks, I will!

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