I have a 2yr old daughter...speech problems?

Ashley - posted on 05/15/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 yr old daughter she was 6 weeks early. She just graduated out of early intervention. But i am still worried about her speech. I have been trying to get her to say 2 words together but its like she cant. Is this normal?

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Heather - posted on 07/05/2012

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my son was 2 in june and hardly says a word he can do it and does every once in a while un prompted, but when i try and prompt him he refuses i am not worried he is just stubbon but i have got him socializing more with other young child that speak to see if he copys them more than adults

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Mignon - posted on 07/12/2012

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Read to your child, point to the pictures, and wait for a reply. If and when they say the word, cheer them on and praise them a lot. That was how I got my 3 year old talking. She was my second child and I think her older sister did all the talking and she just didn't need to say anything as older sis "stepped in" and did all the talking - still happening today though...lol!
Don't make a big deal out of it, every child is different, (forget the Jones's next door) just love them, and read to them, lots and lots and lots!

Billie - posted on 07/09/2012

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my son will turn 2 on the 26 an he only says about a handful of words we sit an read books i point to the things say their name i say over an over again spell words out to him an he is just not ready to talk he speaks his own language all day long but i think when hes ready he get there im sure urs will too!

Jamie - posted on 07/09/2012

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It may not have anything to do with a child being born early. It just could be there make up. If your state/county offers a Birth to three program I would contact them. They will come to you and will evaluate and set up services for your daughter. She will then be transferred over into a speech class through the public school district. I have been through this for my two boys. My oldest has been diagnosed with speech apraxia. My youngest has a speech problem also but he also has been diagnosed with a sensory disorder-seeking. His therapist believes he also has apraxia but unable to diagnose so he will be going to a specialist for that in the near future. Just keep working with her. lots of rhyming phrases.

Caroline - posted on 07/04/2012

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Courtney - posted on 06/19/2011

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My twins were 8 weeks early and one wont say but 5 words and the other speaks only one word at a time. I worried about it too but then I looked at my step son and realized he wouldn't speak two or more words until he was almost 3 and he was full term. I wouldn't worry too much about it as long as she is saying a few single words. She will talk when she is ready.

Olivia - posted on 06/19/2011

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My son was 12 weeks early and is the same age and he doesn't say 2 words together either. Our infant development lady says that as long as their understanding is there the words will follow and she has not recommend speech therapy yet. So I would say it can be normal.

Byn - posted on 05/15/2011

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my 4 yr old was the same he will be 5 in august and is still in speech, I am told he will still need a small amount next year in kidnergarden, when we first noticed and started with early intervention they told my husband and me that this is the most common delay with premature children. he was also 6 weeks early, he has improved greatly but is still hard to understand when excited or upset. time and working with your daughter will go a long way but you should concider getting her evaluated, she may need the extra help like my son did..

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