I know my DD is speech delayed but she is already getting the help....But when will she start speaking?

Raquel - posted on 06/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have been going through a lot knowing that my daughter is speech delayed. But thankfully she is getting therapy three times a week. I know it is not a day and night thing and that this does take a lot of time, but when will I ever hear her talk a full clear word?
I see others kids her age already speak clearly (she's 31 months), and it breaks my heart. I also see other mother's faces when they ask "OMG she doesn't talk?!", like if my daughter is from a different world and there are no kids with this delay. Having a child with a speech delay has been very difficult but we have been doing everything possible to get her the help that she needs. Now we leave it in God's hands. She is very bright in everything else and understands so much. She recently started calling her dad "dada", she says oh uh, says no, bye bye, and tries to say yes. She also attempts to say words like apple but separate like aaaaa pooo.

I just wanted to vent and any mom's positive advice or feedback will be so much appreciated!


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Trisha - posted on 06/12/2012




sounds like you are on the right track with therapy 3 times a week. sometimes it can take a while. Make sure the therapist is also telling you/showing what to work on at home. You should be able to try and work on some words tht have sounds already in her repetoire (like "ba" for ball since she can do a "b" in bye-bye). Check out www.littletalkers.com, go to Speech videos and watch the free videos that show you how to help your child make some of the sounds.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/09/2012




Sounds like she is making progress already, you should be proud of her. No one can tell you when she will start to fully talk. The speech therapist can certainly outline her progress and possibly give you a guesstimate, but just be really encouraging. Read to her a lot, and do a play by play of what you are doing so she hears more words.

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