my son is considered a little late too.(and since then i décided to take matters into my own hands) so i read a lot with him (at night before bed). and ask him to repeat after me(all the time ) . it's long but it works... (after all when i ask him to repeat after me, it makes me realise that he can talk ,and the words come out great.) so now i do flash cards, in his bed, before bed, it's whole routien... so we get setteled i his bed 30 min before his real be time. (and i really garanty that i see a small improvement , and he is getting better and better). and i don't force him to say enverything on his own..i say the word : ex: plane, and i say ``say plane `` (and he says it...) so he's practicing! ...and in bed is better beacuse i have all his attention, he rather do all the things i say, instead of going straight to bed. so i get co-operation.! (i think it just means we really have to work a little harder with them).