My child is 6 years and can not speak a sentence of more than 5 words.

Gladys - posted on 02/01/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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He plays well and does anything you say. His hearing is 100%. If you ask him a question, he knows exactly what you have said. I can't send him to school because of his communication problem. Is he going to speak well ever? Speech Therapists and all others help me to know if he will ever be able to speak clearly?

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Brenda - posted on 02/05/2013

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Teach him to whistle. The tounge has to be trained to pronounce words. Whistling does that and more. Make sure he gets iodized salt, and fish. Those are brain food, enhancers if you will. This is the old ways of wives tales, but it works. My sister now 37, didn't talk till she was 6 going into school. Pointed and would whine. My Grandmother told my mom to teach her to whistle and all family members started whistling and teaching her to as well. After about 3 months she started talking in sentences clearly. Mom gave her fish 2times a week and changed the regular salt to iodized. It worked for my sister and as crazy as it sounds, worth a try.

Lucy - posted on 02/04/2013

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There is an alternative energy work called the "Emotion code" that I have heard could possibly help with this. You can read about it online and see what you think. I have heard great things about it. Can't hurt.

Julie - posted on 02/02/2013

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hi..im in the UK, i have had concerns about my boys (4) speech developement since he was 14ish mths and was continuallyxtild "boys are lazy , it will come good " very frustrated for long time .. long story short , he still only has 5 sounds/words and will be attending a S.E.R.F school Special Educational and Resource Facility..its mainstream but has extensive daily(if needed) speech therapy input..Child has to be recommended by Speech Therapist or as in our case an Educational Physcologist .. it was a long slog to be honest to be taken seriously but now we have been , the process has moved quickly .. good luck and bang on the doors of whoever wont listen .. its your duty as a parent to stand up and shout as loud as you have to for your son .. its his right to have the education he deserves ..good luck

User - posted on 02/02/2013

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You can, and should send him to school. They have speech therapists, and special ed teachers for such issues. Have you had him evaluated by a speech therapist? Have you had him evaluated for autism? Why have you waited so long to deal with this? He could be functioning much better by now. You need professional help, and if you haven't the money, getting him into school is the first step. Do not deprive this child of a chance to do better. My gosh, age 6?

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Dove - posted on 02/01/2013

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I'm 'assuming' you are not in the US..... I do not know what services you have available where you live, but in the US he would be evaluated and you would seek therapy services based on whatever the evaluation showed... and he most certainly could/would/should be in school as that is where some of the services would take place.

Firebird - posted on 02/01/2013

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Why can't you send him to school because of his speech problem? Lots of kids have trouble speaking and they still go to school.

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