Hi Everyone, I have just started doing in home preschool, and had a parent ask me to enroll her 21 month old in my program. He has just completed his first week here and is clearly developmentally delayed speech-wise compared to similar aged peers (he has only said the word tractor which sounds more like ta-ta, and just grunts and points to communicate). I have tried introducing some sign language to him to communicate that way, but obviously that will take time! I had heard from a few community members that his mother drank while pregnant and breastfeeding, so I have been looking up information about FAS. He has many of the symptoms (short attention span, unable to focus, developmental delays, hyperactive, etc.) but I have not (and probably will not) ask the mother about FAS. That is a very touchy subject to talk about when I am not certain of the cause of his delays. Anyway, the question I have for you guys is....what would be some good ways to work on speech development with a 21 month old, who is verbally at the stage of a child under a year old? He isn't able to sit for more than maybe a minute at a time (even at meal time), so I am just unsure of where to start or what to do!