When Isaac was nearing his second birthday, I started to think that his speech was delayed.
But I wasn’t sure, so I hemmed and hawed about it for a couple more months.
Then, I finally called to get him evaluated.
As it turned out, his speech WAS delayed, but just barely.
Even with my background in child development and my experience with my older child, I had a hard time telling whether Isaac’s development was normal or not. The great thing is that I didn’t have to figure it out on my own. Every state has a myriad of resources available for early childhood education…all you have to do is ask.
So when you are unsure whether or not your child’s development (or behavior or tantrums or poop) are normal, find an expert and ask!
(The expert pictured above is Alisha from Your Kids Table, the occupational therapist I’ve consulted several times about my kids’ eating habits.)