my 3 year old has a speech delayed problem.Anyone elso w/ the same problem?
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Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2010
we knew my son has a speech delay, and it was making him very shy also, so at 2 we started seeing a speech therapist and actually found out he had really poor muscle tone in his jaws and mouth. She helped us with many practical excersised to help strengthen this. He also had tubes put in his ears and his adenoids looked at. To make a long story short he has now been in speech therapy since Oct. 08 (so for 1 1/2 years) and has had HUGE success!!! He started at a regular preschool program 2 morning/week in the fall and is doing great. So I would say have her evaulated by a speech therapist or spec. and then go from there. We were really skeptical at first but are so glad we did!
Becky - posted on 02/10/2010
My son, who's 6 now, was evaluated at that age. He started speech therapy when was in pre-k at the school. He's still in it today (he's in kindergarted) but it has helped tremendously. He use to be a shy quiet kid around people he didn't know, but his teacher reported that he's starting to gain confidence in himself. I firmly believe a lot of that has to do with his speech coming along. His aunt went to therapy and so did my cousin when they were younger, so it's very common.
Z - posted on 02/09/2010
I know how u feel. My son is 4 yo now. He cannot speak anything except 3 words abah, bean n car. He kept repeating these 3 words when he was 3 yo. Until one day a doctor heard what he was saying and asked us to see a paediatrician. The doctor say he my son seems normal, maybe I need to read to him books so he will have more vocab. I read to him everyday ever since then. After that he just blurted out so many words. My son also see speech therapist and his progress is very good. Although some words still cannot be heard clearly. Even our neighbour is suprise cos the first time they heard my son speak they say its quite funny. Now the other children who hears my son speak still make fun of him, but they can undertsand what he saying and that make me feel so proud. U need to send ur son to see speech therapist. They will help u if ur son has speech problems. Don't worry ok.
Heather - posted on 02/06/2010
my son was the same way and i had went to early intervention and they came and did an assesment on him took about an hour, but he was borderline on his word range but she commented on his large tonsils and he ended up having tonsils/adnenoids and tubes in his ears, now he's a lot better
Crystal - posted on 02/05/2010
My son had the same problem we didnt understand what he wanted or was saying that was alittle frustrating but his speech is a hole lot better now and everyone understands him. Now he just keeps talking and keeps talking lol...I'm sure you little girl will be just fine give it some time :)
Giseli - posted on 02/05/2010
Hi,My daughter saw early intervention since she was 18 months,and she graduated in November,and she's been going to pre school since september,but i still think her speech is not great,but hopefully she'll get there. thanks ladies:)
Charity - posted on 02/04/2010
my son actually goes to speech therapy twice a week. He has been going since September and it is helping. Some words are still a little hard to understand but he is getting there. They are even teaching him sighn language to help him comunicate better while his speech improves. it took him a bit to adjust but things are so much better! Hope this helps
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