My 2.5 year old doesnt talk yet!

Rae - posted on 11/12/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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She will be 3 in December. She can say "momma and daddy". Are there books or online tools that help? She's starting to also scream during tantrums. Is it because she's frustrated? Help! :(

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Rose - posted on 11/26/2012

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My 5 year old started doing speech classes when he turned 3 after getting his hearing checked because he was barely talking. It has made a huge difference for him. He used to have tantrums and get frustrated that we couldn't understand and now he is getting so much better. He still isn't quite caught up with other kids his age but he's getting there.

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Sarah - posted on 12/04/2012

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Go get her checked out. Something is not right. My son was put into speech therapy at about 20 months because he didn't have many words. I am surprised that your child's doctor at her well visits didn't catch on to the fact that she wasn't really talking much. Get her checked out, but in the mean time while your waiting for appointments and results, start teaching her baby sign language. It was a life saver for my son when we first started out. He finally could tell me that he was hungry or thirsty using sign language. He now knows how to verbally ask for food or drink, but she does need to be looked at and referred to a specialist.

Sophia - posted on 11/27/2012

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please stop with all the self help on line books or DVD.. take your child to the Dr. find out whats wrong. and get help in fixing it. the best time to help a child is at a her age. this is when they are ready to learn and play. learn to say IT IS WHAT IT IS !!! get help.

Tara - posted on 11/21/2012

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Most children can say more than that by 3. Since she will be 3 so soon, I would call the local school district and ask about getting her evaluated. Also talk to her Ped about possible hearing issues. My son did not have a lot of ear infections, but he had a lot of fluid build up. He was not hearing us clearly and that affected his speech.

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2012

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If you are in the US contact the local AEA program....you can call your local school to get in touch with them. I would do this ASAP. They can do a speech evaluation for free and then if she has a delay they can get her into speech theray also for free. The sooner you call the better as the younger she is the more things they can offer you. By also getting it early she has a better chance of "catching up" if there is a delay.

Ariana - posted on 11/12/2012

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Yes probably. Can you do some baby sign language with her? I would go to your doctor and see if they can get you referred to someone who can check out if she is just taking longer to talk or if it's something you need special attention for.

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