Posted by: wit's end October 1, 2018
Sending US born toddler to Nepal
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I read this somewhere....
'Einstein didn't talk until he was four'
Children with low intelligence often (but not always) are slow talkers; they start later, and progress slower.
Children with a high intelligence, gifted children, often start earlier, sometimes as early as 4 months, and progress much quicker.
However, there's a catch: very intelligent children (like Einstein) will often *realise* their speech is not yet as good as that of the people around them (notably their parents), and as a direct result of this will either not talk where others can hear it, or even not talk at all until they are SURE they can do it properly. These children will often start talking very late (sometimes as late as 3 or 4 years old), but will then progress extremely quickly, sometimes talking in full sentences right from the start, other times going from single words to full sentences in a matter of weeks.
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