I was looking at a FB board for moms of teens and found these posts:
Koolie: How much is your thirteen year old talking? I am asking because mine is about five words a day and I’m concerened.
HappyMOMMY: Oh, don’t worry. Mine is speaking only two words a day! The doctor said that if your teenager is talking at least one word a day, there is nothing to worry about.
Quicksilver: Mine has four words a day. I’m not worried. There’s still plenty of time.
Ooodles: Mine has thirty-five words a day. Plus he can speak in complete sentences. By the way, does anybody have a link to the gifted board?
Koolie: Thirty-five words? Wow. I bought an app called How To Get Your Teen to Talk. She’s been watching it non-stop but she’s actually been talking less. I don’t think it’s working 😦
Oodles: Chatting Teens is a better app. You should get that one. DS instantly gained about five words from that.
Koolie: Thanks for the advise. I’ll download it now.
BBBabs: My son doesn’t have any words at all and he’s fourteen.
Cynthisizer: My daughter has fifty-two words an hour. 🙂
Koolie: Wow, that’s amazing. How old is she.
Cynthisizer: Oh well, she’s only eleven, but I’m sure it will just keep getting higher and higher once she hits thirteen.
Zippiest: My fourteen year old had eighty words an hour when he was eleven and now he’s down to two a day. Really worried.
HappyMOMMY: Doctors say that’s normal. I’m not worried.
Catlover: My child is sixteen and she hasn’t spoken in years. I’m about to give up. 😦
Koolie: :-( Poor Catlover
HappyMommy: Hugs, Catlover.
Happy Mother’s Day!