A lot better now.

Mandatoryink - posted on 01/23/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Today I have a doctor's appointment. I really... REALLY- hope that she will put me back on Zoloft. ( an anti anxiety med my previous doctor had me on before our insurance changed) It helped me miraculously. With out it I feel like I am losing it every second of everyday. I worry about everything. And I am stressed out every moment.

But one of those worries I have- I know is VERY relevant. I am worried about my sons communication. He is almost three and I know he does not communicate at his level. He does not ask for things. He either whines when he wants something, throws a fit, gets it himself or just points and says "wow" or reaches out and says "here go". He says thanks. He can recognize and count numbers from one to 10. He knows and recognizes some of the alphabet. He is repeating everything you say. But mostly makes sounds and gibber- jabbers. His annunciation is horrible. He speaks a language I call Zyonese. I know it is because he is with me all day every day and is not properly socialized. I have wanted him to be in Daycare for a few hours a week just to get that socialization. But until I have a vehicle (or some sort of transportation) I feel helpless. Another thing is I am wondering if his ears are still plugged up? (doctors and family says its common) because he is saying d's instead of b's and other annunciation issues. I try to repeat things clearly and slowly over and over and try to get him to watch the movements of my mouth- but he just is not picking up those details.

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Paige - posted on 01/25/2013

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One thing you can try, get a mirror! He may not be able to understand how his mouth isn't working the same as yours and he thinks he is repeating back to you exactly what you are saying. Sit with him so you are both looking at the mirror and say a sound or word and have him watch you .. in the mirror ... then have him watch himself and see if he can do the same. Don't stress though. If you are stressed about it, your son can sense it and it can actually cause him to slow down progress.

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Monica - posted on 01/24/2013

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You may not be enforcing communication at home.My daughter is 3 and she can write her name count colors abcs and talks very clearly so it has nothing to do with him being home with you all day everyday.my daughter has now learned to add as of joining daycare.Kids learn what they are taught.Yes some pick up things faster than others but at 3 he should at least be talking basics unless there is some other medical issue.If he wants a drink make him say what he wants a few timea before you give it to him dont give in..Im not saying let him freak but make him at least try.I make games out of everything.in the summer walk down the street and point toa tree and say look at the green leaves on the big brown tree and then say I wonder if you can say it.While you are already out you are teaching about size color and plant life.If you do things like that all throughout the day everyday at grocery stores.. even home like lets look for the green bowl when he finds it ask him what he found ect...It will help with cognitive thinking speech and focus.Before you know it you will understand more of what he is feeling because he will learn to communicate better

Dove - posted on 01/23/2013

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Kids can have problems 'like this' when the parent does everything right. Whether or not the op drank during pregnancy may or may not have anything to do with it, but asking about it doesn't exactly give her any helpful advice.....

Dove - posted on 01/23/2013

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Ask his doctor about getting his hearing properly tested and getting a speech evaluation.

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