girls vs. boys - verbal differences?
We have some good friends with a son who is 5 months younger than our DD. He is a great kid for the most part, but his speech seems severly underdeveloped. At first I was comparing him to our daughter who talked very early and at 3 years 3 months is amazing verbally. Then I chalked up his verbal skills to him being a boy. But now that he is approaching 3, he just seems so far behind. An example would be when he asks for juice. This is how he would ask, "Want juice please." Which isn't too bad, but the way it sounds is more like this "Wan ju pees." He also speaks about himself in the third person instead of using I, and doesn't ever use complete sentences. Plus, I can rarely understand what he is saying, his mom usually translates. My DD asks for juice "May I please have some juice?" Is this just a boy/girl difference? Our friend's son does seems to have slightly better motor skills, is this a difference too? Or does this kid need speech therapy?