No. There are a variety of disorders that are related to limited speech development but any child that is not talking by the age of three should have a developmental assessment immediately. Most children are babbling before they reach their first birthday and use single words to communicate by 18 months. Any child that does not display these behaviors or who has and subsequently loses a communicative or social skill should be screened for an autism spectrum disorder as soon as possible. For more information, please call (203) 341-4501 to schedule a developmental assessments.