Children Aged 16 Months Do Not Respond When Called.?
my son is now 16 months old at this age he does not turn around when he is called and is also quiet not to mention pa ma etc. even though when I was 12 months old my son seemed to be fussy he could even call his father at that time, but for some reason now he was quiet, unable to call his father was like a foreigner and he didn’t even turn around when he was called. Do you think? And does my child belong to a child who is too slow to talk?
Hello Febri, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
At the age of 1 to 2 years, good hearing and speech development in a child is generally characterized by the child's ability to:
Following easy commands through body movements Saying words that he has said before Ask for something with sentences containing 2 to 3 words he has learned Learn new words as you age Appoint certain body parts when asked about it Understand questions answer simple yes or no Choosing an object based on its size Understanding simple command words The ability to turn around when called is generally demonstrated by children at around 7 months to 12 months if there is no disturbance in the hearing system or interference with the development of the brain.
However, reading your complaints at this time, it is highly recommended that you bring your child for further examination by a pediatrician to further assess his developmental and physical processes, whether there is a disturbance or not. After doing a special assessment of your child's development process to date, the doctor can determine whether your child has a disorder or not and also whether your child's condition is included in delays in speech disorders or not.
In the meantime, you should still try to stimulate your child to always communicate with you. Call on and invite your child to talk and play every day to stimulate further development in all aspects. Also make sure your child's food intake contains complete and balanced nutrition in accordance with the needs at his age.
I hope this helps.