There were two reasons why P didn't learn to talk the same way as his brother. J would talk for him, and P has a different personality. P was content to let his brother speak for him. So, I put my pride aside and contacted the speech pathologist. They came to our house and tested P to see if he needed some assistance. He failed the test by 2%. I didn't feel so bad when they told me that he need some guided instruction, and that he was communicating very well. We started speech therapy in February and he has shown great progress.
Giving my son the foundation of a good vocabulary is so important. I had to realize that it wasn't about my ability to teach him to speak, but learning how to teach him. It is all about my son.
Have you had a child in speech therapy? Did you struggle with the decision? I would love to hear from you.