My 22 month old son refuses to speak. He has said a few words (mama, dadda, woof woof, etc.) but never for any extended period of time. It has become a point of frustration for me because I am home with him all day long. He points at what he wants and screams when I won't give it to him. I constantly tell him to "Use his words" but he just get angry. I spoke to my doctor and he said that maybe speech therapy is the next step. I am sure that he has no problems with speech. He used the word juice for the first time yesterday. I almost jumped through the ceiling and I ran to the kitchen to pour him some juice. I wanted to show him that when he speaks he is more likely to get what he wants. He was so excited and was just the sweetest thing all morning. Then naptime came. I got him up from his nap and he immediately went to the kitchen and grabbed his cup. He threw it on the floor and screamed at me again. I told him no and kept repeating the word JUICE. He only got worse and I ended up giving him water instead. He said the word again last night for Daddy, but refused to say it again today. I am getting frustrated because I don't really know what to do about it. Any advice?
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