Topic: speech & binkys
Emerson will be 2 on June 10th this year. I am starting to get a little worried about her speech. We've had concerns over the last year, mainly related to ear infections, but have had her hearing tested and they are fine. Also, she clearly has a high comprehension level, can do 2-3 step directions, understands a lot and will repeat most anything you ask her too. Her actual speech though, is difficult to understand. Her articulation is slow coming. For example, she can say the word "happy" but says "haa ee" and for tummy she might say "tu ee" leaving out the middle consonant sound, and she does this with most words. She can say mommy correctly. When she says a sentence, she often leaves out the middle word or consonant sound as well "I see?" or "I "wa" see?" Sometimes I still have no idea what she is saying and she is starting to get frustrated by it.
Anyone out there have knowledge on the age range and normalcy of speech development? She is also dependent on her pacifier and we have been "blaming" the pacifier for a little while now saying that she will catch up or start talking clearer once it's gone. We took it away from Jack at 2.5 years and will likely do that for her too, if not sooner for this reason.