My daughter was saying simple words like "mama" around 10 months old. My son will be 2 soon and his vocabulary is not close to where my daughter was by this age.
For months, I have had a big concern regarding his speech development. The pediatricians and ENT say he's fine, his hearing is fine, there is no need for concern before he turns 2. (He has had tubes since he was 9 months old due to frequent ear infections)
Well I've been researching and the process can begin before age 2 to help speech delays. I finally found a speech pathologist that I discussed ALL my concerns with and she said all my concerns were valid! This was something I had been waiting for!
She spoke to me for over an hour, she gave me some great tips to try until we can get in to see her (we're on her waiting list). He is progressing and has been saying simple 2 word sentences such as "Mama kitty" and "sit down". However a lot of his speech is still unclear and babble.
Having his teachers being on the same page with me has definitely been a help. If there is no home/school connection, then it would be the child that suffers due to lack of consistency.