I hear ya, my son is 2.5yrs and would only grunt only... he could say mum, haha, hello. that is it.
My childcare centre (he goes once a week) suggested speech therapy. Relunctantly I took him and after first initial consult I didn't want to take him anymore.
We received a 5 page letter/results of what they thought and it didn't sound good at all. They said so many times he represents mild receptive and severe expressive language delays/disorder.
Firstly, Ryan understands absolutely everything, I tell him go put tea towels away , he know's which cupboard, I tell him we are having a shower, he goes and gets a towel and toothbrush and goes to the bathroom. He is not stupid but just won't talk.
Out of the initial consult however they suggested a couple of things. (Other then 50 sessions of speech therapy)...
1. Get hearing checked (to rule out any underlying hearing difficulties that may impact on language development.
2. go through early childhood advisory service (see your local child health for number) and arrange a developmental assesment to rule out any overall developmental difficulties. This can also be done through your childcare centre if he goes.
Since going to speech therapy (3 sessions so far) Ryans vocab has increased from 3 words to;
Mum, nana, nanu, money, ball, hello, bye, I, Want, jump, put, ha ha, yes, no etc....
I believe our kids will talk in their own time, I personally thought if I can help him in any way I will, which is why I chose Speech therapy.
Luke & ~Rhiarna~ 13.05.04 & Ryan 26.03.07