Haven - posted on 11/15/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )
My daughter Madi was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She has had the lip and palate surgery. She still has a small hole right at the front of the mouth. She will be two on Dec 18. She has not started to talk yet. She can say "mom" and "yep". I've been doing signing with her and she has about 15 signs that she uses regularly. We recently started speech therapy, so I hope there will be results. I'm interested to know if there are any other mom's who are experiencing the same delay with there toddlers. I'm open to any insight and sugestions. It's hard seeing all the other kids her age, and younger starting to talk. I feel bad for Madi and can imagine how fustrated she must feel not being able to express herself as much as she wants to. Thank god she can sign a few words. She would be able to sign more, but I have to learn it too!