Dawn - posted on 12/28/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
My Son is 28 months old and uses very few words. He says apple, hi, star, dog, light, and that's about it. He doesn't say "Mama" or "Dada" and really concerns us. He doesn't always respond when his name is called but does seem to have a good understanding of what we say to him. He uses signs for the words More, Thank you, please, Help, open, etc. He waves and blows kisses. He's very affectionate. He has picture books and can identify dozens of objects consistently but wont make an attempt to say them. He plays well with other kids, plays well with his toys and has been involved in Early Childhood intervention twice a week at our home since he was 18-months old. He also goes to Children's House at Baylor for clinical speech therapy for the past 6 months. 4 days a week of help and I feel frustrated because he still doesn't really use any words. His hearing has been checked 3 times by Pediatric ENTs so we've ruled out hearing. I was given a "Sensory" test and he didn't fit any of the criteria. I asked his therapist about Apraxia and she said if it's Apraxia, there are other issues along with apraxia. No one gives me any answers. It seems like everyone is afraid to say because they are unsure.... It sure worries us! I just wish I had some answers. I feel like all of the thousands of dollars I've spent on therapy are netting ZERO dividends but I do everything I can to help figure this out....