My son has speech problem (speech delay), can anyone help me to help my son speak properly?

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Erin - posted on 03/01/2011

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mayby some speech theapy it help helped my son also i start making him add on another word to what he was say for example if he was say drink please i would say no say drink please mum or can i have a drink please another thing i word is when he says a word in which he is having troubles with i'll sit with and sound it out slowly making him repeat what i'm saying to he can understand the sound this has been a huge help for me and my son talking has come along lot but he still has alot of troubles with the "sp" words i think they must be a hard sound to get out

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Sophia - posted on 09/06/2012

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get your doctor to help you find people to help. if the child is in school then he needs to be getting speech in school or he needs to be in a daycare that help children with delays. Always talk to him not at him. use the right words for things, talk clear, give him time to respond. then listen .Always help in a nice way.... say it like this ok.... say it again... listen say it slowly like this .

Aimee - posted on 03/05/2011

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my son has a speech problem and my health visitor refured him to a hospital and they done tests on him and know he as a speach therapist and they are really good and helped him really well good luck hope this helps

Aimee - posted on 03/05/2011

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my son has a speech problem and my health visitor refured him to a hospital and they done tests on him and know he as a speach therapist and they are really good and helped him really well good luck hope this helps

Lika - posted on 02/28/2011

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Check with your local school district for Early Childhood programs if your child is pre-school age. If younger, check with Head Start. Both have programs to help with that. Hope it helps...

Sandi - posted on 11/28/2009

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my daughte is 3 now and started having speech problems when she was 18 months old after she had scarlett fever. I didn't worry about it then because she was so young it was hardly noticed. As she got older i realized it wasnt getting better. Early Intervention came in and evaluated her and said that nothing was wrong other than her speech development was damaged with the scarlett fever. Since she is not in school yet it is hard to get her into speech classes so I went to books a million and bought a sign language book. It works out great because she loves to do sign langauge. It is repetative so it helps her develope her speech, she is learning a second langauge so to speak and me and her have a lot of fun together learning. Her speech has improved about 50% in the past 6 months.

Z - posted on 11/22/2009

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Thank u for everyone messages....today im hoping to get my son to register as a speech delayed child...if everything went well hopefully he can get involve in Early Intervention program. So, thanks for everyone support...helps me a lot to know that I am not alone tp deal with this...

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hi my middle son was speach delayed ,we were lucky and it was caught early our health visitor recomended we do a course called talking tots it was very helpful it just got us to change the way we spoke to him , shortening our sentances to start with repeating what he said back to him correctly ,it really helped to make things more simple my sons speach came on very quickly hope that helps a bit

Stina - posted on 11/21/2009

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Call your school district to find out about screening to get him into whatever programs they have available. My 5 yo son attends a preschool where he recieves speech therapy as well as other services he needs. Children have to be at least 3 years old by the start of the school year to be able to participate. Out here, the people who do the screening for early intervention programs call themselves Childfind.

You've done a lot already with getting his ears checked and taking him to a speech therapist but your right- an hour every few months is not enough. Good luck. I know how frustrating it can be to have a child with delays.

Tanya - posted on 11/21/2009

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Good for you getting help for your son. That is your first step! Which can be a tough one. I have 3 children age 11, 8 and 3 and all have had speech issues (and other learning issues). The first one was the hardest as it is hard to admit your child has an issue now with the other 2 of mine I wanted them tested early for precaution before school starts. I have no idea how the programs work where you are from and what funding for such is. Early intervention and lots of fighting for services on your part is my best advice. Sometimes you have to contact people multiple times to get things going and ask lots of questions. Voice your concerns about the amount of times he goes and ask why only that amount to the therapist. Expect answers and demand them. My youngest daughter (March 2006) was assessed and diagnosed in September of this year (we are in Canada) and has been going weekly every Tuesday since (except when she was sick). Once every 3 months seems like it would not be enough to get anything done. Anyway you are not alone :)

Z - posted on 11/21/2009

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my son had checked his ear in government hospital...his ear is fine...no problem. I start reading books to him quite late, when he turned three.....now he is almost 4 years old....from the speech therapist diagnosed.....he is delayed in speech...his vocabulary is not enough for his age and his level of thought is for 2 years old....the speech therapist also mention that if I send him to pre-school now...the teacher cannot detect his problem...and that will be aproblem when he 8s in school...thats what make me worried...I think anyone who have children with this problem might be worry as well...we are talking about his future right....the speech therapist gave me some point how to teach him...but I think meeting the speech therapist every 3 months for only one hour is not enough thats all....for now I read book everyday to my son..from my point of view there is an improvement because his start talking when he turned 3......I know a lot of things need to be done in order to help my son.......but thanks for all the messages.... I apperciate it....thank u..

Emmylou - posted on 11/21/2009

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besides speech therapy i think that reading helps alot, making it fun not to encourage speech and it will happen naturally

Tracy - posted on 11/20/2009

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I am at the same place you are at with my son. My 3 yr old son has had continual ear infections since he was 3 mths old and has resulted in him being slow to speak, because his ears were filled with gunk for so long. Our doctor referred us to an Ear specialist who has referred us to Speech therapy. The speech therapist has referred us to have a hearing test and that will decide if he has hearing loss, and if that is the case then he will get grommets. But we will see the speech therapist once a month and she gives us things to do with our son to help him learn to speak.

Anyway, get your doctor to refer you to an ear specialist or speech therapist, and that will start the ball rolling. Don't be like me and wait till your doctor suggests it, be pro active and ask.

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Have you had his hearing tested ?
Does he maybe need grommets ?
Take him to a reputable speech therapist , they learn them through play.
My step son had permanent ear infection. I INSISTED his mother take him for grommets. He is new different child , and is going for speech therapy.

Michelle - posted on 11/19/2009

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The Early Intervention program provided by the Department of Health will evaluate your child and then refer you to a speech therapist if the evaluator sees a delay. There is an Early Intervention program in your area of Malaysia (I found on google) Contact Ms Kong Lan Lee @ 603-87366385 / pkik@myjaring.net

Good luck to you

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