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Speech Therapy for 15 Month Old?!?

Columbus, OH

My son had his 15-month checkup today and the pediatrician recommended he go to speech therapy because he is not saying words yet. He certainly vocalizing and jibber jabbers. He is starting to mimmick sounds of words - saying "chs" for "cheese", etc. To me, speech therapy does not seem necessary at the point. Although, I guess it couldn't hurt. Do you moms agree it is too early for speech therapy? If I don't take him to therapy, what recommendations do you have for us to try at home? I stay home with him and talk to him all day as well as read to him at least three times a day.

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