Speech dealys anyone???

Maritza - posted on 08/27/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son Is now 21 months and says not one clear word! understands commands , our names are and how to communicate(by pointing and grunting and clapping but no words. )He has had numerous ear infections and fluid in his ears. Finally just got the tubes to drain the fluid and adenoidectomy for him to breath better through his nose and not thorough the mouth.... I'm looking forward to see in improvements and less frustration from him to try to communicate. But they see a big kid and expect for him to talk .Another thing i cant even get him to sip out of a straw any suggestions?

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Nina - posted on 08/28/2010

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My 21 month old boy was only saying two words, we got him tested with a speech therapist and he is a late talker, we where given some simple excises to encourage his speech and it has worked with one week he was using 8 words and now he is using around 12 words and learning more everday. I would suggest that you make appointment to see a speech therapist as my son delay's in speech wasn't that he is lazy or not ready to talk he just needed help. Delay's in speech can lead to behaviour problem in the future as they can't communicate what there needs and wants are and get frustastated. I have a great slideshow that helped us i could sent you.

Lauren - posted on 06/06/2011

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I am a Speech Assistant in Alberta and at 21 months old this would be called an "age appropriate" speech error. Once the child gets to be 2 or 3 years of age then there may be more to look into. The other mom's are right, mimiking "life" and flooding him with language will only encourage him to use it more. When he points to something, label it for him so he knows the word for it. Another thing you could do is use "communicative temptations", if your having a snack of say, crackers, give him two or three then keep the rest just out of reach so he has to request them. Obviously he may not say "more" but at least you are forceing him to use langauge in some way, even if it is a grunt for now.

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Ingrid - posted on 05/18/2011

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My boy is also a late talker. He is now 20 months and hasn't say a word except "papa" or "mama" (rare). We live in a small city and there is not speech therapy or any specialist here.What type of exercise do I need? Please help. Thank you

Brandi - posted on 09/18/2010

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My daughter has been speaking in sentences since she was around 12 months but my sister didn't say one word until she was 3 years old. She was a very late talker and everyone though something was 'wrong with her' but she has her PhD in Bio-chemistry. I think it really just depends on the child. But if you are worried, you may want to talk to your dr. about referring you to a speech pathologist or someone who specializes in delayed speech. Good Luck!

Jenee - posted on 09/03/2010

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My son is almost 22 months ( will be on Sunday ) the only words that he uses are "dada" mama ( rare) and "hot" He uses "hot" for everything. He will say words here and there but he never says them more then once.

My grandmother told my that my Uncle didn't start talking till he was 3 years old. Once he started talking he never had a problem. Never needed Speech Therapy or anything.Some babies are just late talkers.

Toni - posted on 09/03/2010

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Every child develops at their own rate. I used to babysit a 3 year old who hadnt said a word.
If you are worried perhaps a speech therapist would be able to help.
And with the straw thingy, I wouldnt worry about that. Does he use a cup yet? if so then just let him use a cup.
My son doesnt like straws either, and as its winter here, I dont want him spilling his drink all over himself, so i just let him use a sippy cup.

Yolanda - posted on 09/03/2010

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we started speech therapy a week ago for one of my twins and she's trying to communicate better with us. It's funny, the other twin loves language and is saying 2 word pairings, and even short sentences ("Please help me mommy"- when she couldn't find her paci).

Caitlin - posted on 08/31/2010

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My daughter is a little slow on speech as well. Most of the time I have no idea what she is trying to say, she has 1 or 2 words, but they aren't very clear. I'll bring this up with her doctor, I see her tommorow and hopefully get some reasurance. I've started to use sign language with her, she's picking up some words that way, but I feel she should be a lot further along.

Maritza - posted on 08/28/2010

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if you could I would really appreciated! maritzacastano1231@hotmail.com
Thanks in advance. It's great that us Mommies can help each other out. Thanks again

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