5 years old unable to talk

Johanna - posted on 12/26/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 5 years old son cannot talk properly he is like a one year old toddler learning to speak. I so concerned and worrying too much. People are always saying he will talk with time but ages are going I once took him to a speech therapy I doesn't work I tried many doctors no improvemention. Help me out on the next step I'm so stressed

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My son was 3 when we finally found a (speech therapy) place that had an open spot for him he could say maybe 5 words. He's now 4 and has been going there for the last 6 months and can say 5 word sentences spontaneously. And trust me, it didn't happen overnight after the first time he went. It has taken the whole 6 months.

Dove - posted on 12/26/2014

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There should have also been a full child evaluation done... and if not... you start there.

Dove - posted on 12/26/2014

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My son went to speech therapy at 3 years old. It took him 6 months just to learn to say his 'f' sound.

Your son should have been in speech therapy consistently for at least the past 2 years... if not three.

If he hasn't been consistently in speech therapy for the past few years... that is where you start and you keep him IN it.

What do the doctors say?

Michelle - posted on 12/26/2014

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Are the doctors giving you reasons and you just don't want to accept them or are they not wanting to help?
Speech therapy can take years to really help, so you should be going back and sticking to it.

Ev - posted on 12/26/2014

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Jodi is right. It takes time for therapy to work for anyone. You might want to have your child tested for all kinds of delays, autism, and hearing. It could be a number of things.

Jodi - posted on 12/26/2014

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You ONCE took him to speech therapy and concluded it doesn't work? Have you tried going to speech therapy on a regular basis for a long period of time?

Sarah - posted on 12/26/2014

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Doctors and speech therapy is really the place you need to be looking at.

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