Other universities often have speech clinic for a small fee. Both a worth a Google to see if you have One in your area. Private speech therapy is ridiculously expensive.
I'm regional nsw.
Thank you anyway!
I haven't really found anything so I'll speak with our gp or maybe ask the child health nurse about it and see what I can get.
It can't hurt to get the ball rolling if you're concerned. It sounds like you are doing all the right things to encourage your DS and he does have a handful of words already which is really positive.
My DS (who was very similar to yours at 20 months) is now very vocal and picking up new words and phrases constantly. He is 28 months now and can count to 20, loves trying to say the alphabet and is a massive parrot. His speech started taking off around 25 months and has really snowballed the last month or so.
As a guide DS's speech appoint cost $150/hour, thankfully we shouldn't need to go back unless something changes.
Your DS sounds very similar to mine and how he was at 20 months so I personally wouldn't worry right now.
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