My daughter is still not talking a word at 27 months old

User - posted on 09/15/2013 ( 16 moms have responded )

7

1

0

I am really worried about my daughter, she is 27 months and not talking a single word. Although she can express herself by pulling your hands, she go and get food from the cabinet, get her own plate and put her food, get her own glass if she wants you to pour anything to drink, open the fridge on her own to get her water bottle. She will pull your hand if she wants something...she can express herself very well but she is lazy to talk. My husband said stop worrying, there's nothing wrong with her she will speak whenever she's ready...but as a mother I cannot help myself worrying.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Cordelia - posted on 09/17/2013

1

0

0

I had a late speaker and found out one of my cousins didn't speak til she was three. Of course have hearing etc tested but other than that, I wouldn't worry too much.
Also
1. be very vocal. talk through everything you are doing
2. consider signing time videos. This was very helpful for us with our late talker.
and most importantly. 3. don't stress. if you are worried, your child will pick up on it. I know it is easier said then done but try. I feel your pain but it will all resolve in time.

cordelia (www.multilingualmama.com)

Jane - posted on 09/19/2013

14

0

5

One of my children was delayed in speaking (couldn't by 18 months), and it turned out he had problems hearing. He passed hearing tests, but because he had a number of colds and ear infections, he had residual fluid in his ears. I had no way of knowing this, and it did not show up at the doctor's when she looked in his ears.

When he did speak, it was just "oooohs" and "aaahhhs" (vowel sounds) and I recognized this as him not being able to hear properly, so we went to ENT (Ear Nose Throat specialists). They put tubes in his ears (small operation that's actually quite common these days), and overnight (literally) he began speaking clearly. It was amazing the difference - he had been absorbing all the information (all our words) all along, just couldn't pronounce them because he was hearing them muffled. Like as if he was underwater.

I'm not sure if this could be her problem, but it is important you have her hearing tested. If she has hearing issues, she will also show other signs later on - such as being frustrated when others don't understand what she's asking for. You may be able to understand, but others might not be able to, and kids who don't speak tend to start acting out a bit because they get frustrated people don't understand. They will want to communicate but can't. So if it's something as simple as having tubes put in, it's worth looking into.

It's true - all kids develop at different rates, but if you have a gut feeling something isn't right, then trust your instinct.

Marlar - posted on 09/16/2013

14

0

1

Your so welcome feel free to contact me anytime my son has nf2 and had a seizure 1 month before 2 nd b-day and stop talking but by the things I have told you he is slowly talking never give up it will come and I would love to share the things I use as tools for you

16 Comments

View replies by

User - posted on 09/18/2013

7

1

0

Thank you Nor, will keep an eye on her and let 's hope she'll start speaking in no time.

Nor - posted on 09/18/2013

2

21

0

my 3rd child speaks later than his other siblings too!!i was so worried i brought him to a series of test but he speaks full sentences upon reaching the age of 3.try going for a test just to be sure.

User - posted on 09/16/2013

7

1

0

Thank you Taz for sharing, my daughter understand everything we said, she can express herself well. She has mo hearing problem, she talks gibberish.

Taz - posted on 09/16/2013

58

0

13

my youngest is three very smart and bright,would not talk for a looooooong time until 6months ago. now he says full sentences and talks instead of pointing. In my case he had tubes in ears around 1 1 /2 doctor said it may have delayed his speech

Marlar - posted on 09/16/2013

14

0

1

I bought that to but it was to soon for my son so I went to signing time and baby Einstein with signing included they work using puppets kid and marlee matin and just when he would ask I would learn sign have him look and face me say spoken word and sign at same time then give him what he wanted I do this ever time and now he response back sometime with both word and sign or sometimes just with sign both are ok

User - posted on 09/16/2013

7

1

0

Actually, I bought a set of your baby can read products when we're still in canada when I had my 2 child and it helps a lot, she watched those videos for hours, she started talking when she's just 18 months old, unfortunately her little sister is different for some reason. Now she is 4 years old and talk like an adult, it's a joke in our house the reason why my youngest still not talking is because her older sister didn't give her a chance to speak.

User - posted on 09/16/2013

7

1

0

Thank you Marlar, I will check on that dictionary online...

Thank you Michelle, yes we did talk to her everytime she pulled our hands, but still no luck...will keep doing it until she does.

Thank you Sarah, Unfortunately we relocated in the Philippines 3 years ago, so it's not possible for us to visit AEA for my daughter.

Thank you so much ladies for all your input, I really appreciate.

Marlar - posted on 09/16/2013

14

0

1

Go get her tested to make sure all is ok, but until then the next time she pulls you for something hold off on it until she ask for it and try using simple signing and words to see if that helps this is what I did with my son no he can sign and try words try signing time web has a free dictionary or wee hands on you tube both are awesome!!!!

Michelle - posted on 09/15/2013

4,567

8

3247

On top of what Sarah has said, when she points or guides you to what she wants, don't just give it to her. Stop and tell her to use her words. If she gets what she wants without speaking then why should she speak? When she points at things tell her what they are, like "yes, that's a yellow banana, would you like one?" Get her to tell you yes instead of just nodding or grunting.

Sarah - posted on 09/15/2013

3,880

14

1082

If you are in the US I would have her evaluated by your AEA (area education agency). You can call your local school to get connected with them. If she is not saying a single word that is something of concern. AEA will do an evaluation of many different areas including speech and hearing. If they find that she needs help they will get you lined up with a therapist, etc. All this is free. One thing I would note is that you need to do this right away. It will take some time before AEA will be able to see her.....just part of the process. Certain services end once a child turns 3 yrs old, so it is important to get her evaluated as soon as possible so if she is of need of those services that end at 3 yrs old she can get started in them right away before she turns 3.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms