There are developmental delays with Down syndrome. They vary from child to child. Speech is one area that is delayed. Our older girls developed a vocabulary by 1 and by 2 were speaking full sentences and telling stories. Kamryn was 2 in August and has developed a vocabulary, however I know she is "delayed" in her speech. I do compare her development to my older girls. I am not "comparing" her, but I do have three other children. I have somewhat of an idea when milestones are met, so I know where "typical" is. She can speak clearly over 50 words (maybe more). I posted about this in August when she turned two. I could add more to that list now. She sometimes will say two words together...."mom, hot" for example, when I put something hot on her plate.
She has said the words "yes" and "no" for sometime. Lately, she has become very dramatic with those words. We love to ask her questions:
us, "Kamryn, do you want to take a nap?"
her, "Noooooooooo" she will say (emphasis on the O and shaking her head appropriately).
us, "Kamryn, do you want a cookie?"
her, "Yesssssss!" she will say (emphasis on the SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS).
us, "Kamryn, do you want a carrot?"
her, "NOOOOOOOO!" (shaking her head rapidly and even pushing my hand away if it appears I am handing her one!)
And if she really wants to get our attention, she will text us her response :)
Delays don't mean a thing.