posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 05:51 AM
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass
What she said is not unusual in the least. Children who do not speak must be carefully observed, to ensure that their lack of effective vocalisation
is not related to a problem with their hearing, or with their ability to learn, or with their neurology with regard to the linguistic centres of the
I spoke relatively late, at age three. Up until that point I had done nothing but cry, gurgle, scream, laugh or remain docile and silent. Mother used
to hate taking me to the doctor, or to see a nurse for a checkup, because they would refer to my silence as potentially being an indicator of some
underlying issue. All of that was resolved when the first three words to leave my mouth were clear, concise, and had an obvious meaning. Those words
were "Beach, buggy, walk."
Admittedly, they were not up to my current standard of grammatical flair, but into the buggy I was put, and to the beach we went all the same, and
from that point all concerns were largely abandoned. In any case, because the issue of speech is so fantastically important, it is not at all odd that
people refer to it when making small talk relating to your little one.
It has been fairly common since I was a silent tot, and I spoke my first words 27 years ago! This is not the new normal. It is an old
edit on 6-10-2015 by TrueBrit because: Typo removed.