“Vic has difficulty using adjectives and pronouns, and sometimes it sounds as if he doesn’t know the difference between male and female.”
“Our son, Camden, never jabbered. He would learn a few words and then we’d hear nothing. Time would go by and we would hear a new word, then not hear it again. It was as if he were learning them, storing them, and moving on.”
Like a child’s first steps, first words are a milestone that parents eagerly await. Typically, other words quickly follow, as the child learns the power of speech and masters the rules of language. By age 3 or 4, most children are adept at expressing themselves, are fairly understandable, and need to be reminded that someone else might have something to say.
But some children encounter difficulty expressing themselves, calling objects by the wrong name, or saying words that are hard to