Whether your baby is 6 months old or 18 months old, if he isn’t using many words then here are some posts I’ve written which may be helpful.
Get on their level and give their vocalizations feedback: The Passionate Pointer.
Focus on sounds and imitation, not just words: Where are the WORDS?
Try some sign language: Communicating before words
For the earliest communicators, focus on play and interaction: The Power of Peekaboo
The right word at the right time: Magical Moments
Even if everyone says “don’t worry”, it’s ok to ask questions and try some things at home: Wondering isn’t the same as worrying
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