Baby W started speech therapy today and I was very pleased with how well he did. He tends to be shy and stick to me around new people but after a few minutes, he left me and approached the SLP and interacted with her. He liked her and while he ran back to me for reassurance often, he also went to her and participated and even tried to imitate her sounds :)
Its so strange to me that he has no "real" speech. He says mama, da, hi, and byebye but by this age my older three had sentences and big vocabularies. Of course, those three also had speech regressions around 18 months and all had to be in speech (two oldest are still in speech--Iz was put in speech much earlier than they were and caught up quickly).