At his 2 year check up, my son's pediatrician recommended we try to encourage him to talk more. He was evaluated to be in the normal range (and his receptive language is great), but I estimate he only has somewhere around 25-30 words and only uses a small handful regularly. Some words I heard clearly and in the correct context once or twice months ago, never to be heard again. Anyway, her suggestion was to withhold what he wants until he uses the word (for lack of a better description). We're going to try that, but since he will ask for juice and seems not to care strongly about anything else, I'm skeptical about this tactic adding new words to his vocabulary. I try to narrate my everyday actions, but perhaps can do this more. Any other tips or suggestions that helped with your later talker?