Bubby had his speech/language assessment today.
The way he is hard to understand is normal toddler stuff. There is not a norm for articulation until 2 1/2- 3 years. He is making all of the sounds he should, and even though he mixes some up, that is normal at this point. There are even sounds they don't worry about until schoolage. If the articulation doesn't improve, she can come back in 3-6 months. It made me feel better that my initial gut was right - he is just a toddler.
The therapist gave me some ideas to help with the articulation, which are actually all things we are currently doing. It helps having a background in education.
Language - right on track - he was even above the mean in all areas. :)
Receptive language - tested at 2 years 1 month
Expressive language - tested at 1 year 11 months
And now my verbal guy is down for a very rare morning nap because he woke up an hour early today and nothing else cured his crankiness. I sure hope he naps this afternoon or it is going to be a long Friday for this mommy.