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I have a 27 month old granddaughter that isn't talking - she

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I have a 27 month old granddaughter that isn't talking - she does have an older sister but we all say words to her - but she is not repeating them back - yes she can hollar, makes noises, understands things - what else can I do to get her to start talking or should we wait a bit longer before starting to worry...........................
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 7 years ago.
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Hi,

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I apologize for the answer to a different question that was posted inadvertently here

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Speaking can be very variable in different children.

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However at this age, some amount of speech including specific discrete words should be present

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I would recommend a hearing evaluation

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Most likely this would be a normal variation

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BUT I would urge a hearing screen.

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If that is normal and there is a family history of speech delay, then it would be appropriate to wait for at least a few more months

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Please let me know if you need more inputs

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and once again sorry for the inappropriate reply initially