Looking for some reassurance and advice, my LB is 22 months and today I took him to see a pedatric orthopaedic consultant due to a problem with his feet. She asked me all the general questions and then asked about his speech, I think because of the situation in the hospital with masks he hadn’t really spoken and covid has made him quite shy.
I told her he does speak what I would consider the ‘normal’ words and will copy words, he says a couple of words together like ‘there it is’ or ‘it’s gone’. As we were getting ready to leave she told me she could tell he was intelligent and knows exactly what’s going on but if his speech doesn’t improve in the next 6 months I should take him for speech therapy.
I feel like it’s just put extra pressure on and now I’m going to be so anxious about if others are judging if he’s not talking enough. I guess because it was already an emotional appt it’s just made me feel even worse.