Sweet Pea cannot talk? She barely makes any sounds and the few sounds she makes have been the same for months now... She resorts to screaming every time she needs/wants something. She almost never uses the sounds sponteneously, sometimes she will attempt to repeat when I prompt her. She studies my lips but cannot immitate. Her therapist said there are no way of knowing if she does have an expressive speech disorder/impairment until she is over 24 months. The good note: she is very bright and her understanding got a lot better. It just worries me that her expressive language has not progressed. I have used limited sign language with her for a while, but the therapist does not really reinforce it that much. I'm wondering if we should really push signs since she responds to it very well and actually uses ALL the signs she knows. Of course I cannot help comparing her with my 2 boys (one developped speech late and V was an early talker). But she is different! The screaming thing is really becoming annoying. Phew... I wish I could stop the worry. She is a happy little girl after all.