Avatar universal

3 year old language development

My daughter just turned 3 a few weeks ago. While she typically talks in 4-5 word sentences and displays an average vocabulary, I think she is struggling with some comprehension issues. If asked a question she doesn't know the answer to, she will automatically answer yes as opposed to thinking about it or responding with ''I don't know.'' I think she knows she's supposed to have an answer, but doesn't know what to do when she doesn't get what you are saying. She does have novel speech and can answer questions, talk about past events, asks questions, etc. she just doesn't seem to ''get it'' like her peers. Also, a lot of her speech seems like stock phrases. She does have spontaneous speech, but also seems to depend on standard memorized phrases a lot. Like she's having a hard time coming up with her own words. I have taken her to 2 different SLPs who claim she understands language and while a little behind the average, she is within the normal range. Any input?

This discussion is related to my 3 year old has speech delay.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1006035 tn?1485575897
I would trust what the SLPs have to say
Helpful - 0
535822 tn?1443976780
we have a  speech and language disorder forum on Med Help you may also find some good answers there .
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Child Behavior Community

Top Children's Health Answerers
189897 tn?1441126518
San Pedro, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Fearing autism, many parents aren't vaccinating their kids. Can doctors reverse this dangerous trend?
Is a gluten-free diet right for you?
We answer your top questions about the flu vaccine.
Learn which over-the-counter medicines are safe for you and your baby
Yummy eats that will keep your child healthy and happy
Healing home remedies for common ailments