my kid is 2 years and 8 months and he cant say a single sentence

Aisha - posted on 08/26/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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he can say mama, papa, phoopho saadu ,cat, duck, abu, ammi. but he cant say a sentence please guide how can i help him to form a sentence. when ever i repeat the sentence in front of him he just stop talking then he did not even say a single word.i am really worried...

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Kimberly A - posted on 08/29/2014

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And I see the other posts about a hearing test. Like I said it's good to get one just bcuz. But I truely wouldn't worry to much yet. Don't do that to yourself. Every child learns at their own time and that is nothing to worry about. But again for your piece of mind I would get a speech hearing test evaluation. They're usually free and my daughter had a blast at her speech sessions which I got to be 100% apart of. Doesn't hurt for a little extra help.♡

Kimberly A - posted on 08/29/2014

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I was worried about my daughter as well. She is now 6 yrs old and talks gorgeously. Sometimes to much. I put her into a free speak program when she was three. She still said nothing but a few months later....boom! She began repeating everything she had heard from the past year. It was crazy. I think your son might just be absorbing everything he can like my daughter did. But to ensure there was nothing going on I got her ears checked out at age 3 and her sight and all that. All the tests came back perfect. I still wasn't 100% convinced so I had taken her back to anther doctor I trusted and had them do the same tests. All was perfect. It's scary when your child doesn't do everything on time like books n magazines etc say they should but each and every child is unique! They all learn in different ways and at their own speed. I truely wouldn't worry just yet but if you would like a piece of mind schedule a hearing test and eye exam. But threw out the day always explain what you are doing to him. Like I'm filling your bottle with water now and then adding one scoop, two scoops etc. Of formula, or anther thing I do with my second child now that I've learned from the first one so much is I will ask him to choose what item he wants at the grocery store but always give an option to where both are ok no matter what he chooses. Also always celebrate any new words. I will always raise my arms up and say oh good job buddy! Your doing great! And I never force him to say more then he wants. Children can become very overwhelmed very easily. Read books to him also. It helps in so many ways. Give him the confidence he needs to grow. Getting upset and or frustrated like i did with my daughter only makes things worse. I didn't no that then but I do now with my second. And my son is doing things at 7months old my daughter didn't do until after 18months. But it shows just how different each and every child is. And that he will begin to talk when he is ready. Just keep saying sentences to him with the words he says and repeating the words when he says them and making a big deal out of each word he does say. I really hope this helos. I wish I had someone to talk to when my daughter was younger Bcuz I freaked out for almost a year. Thinking I was a bad mom. I am doing something wrong and I wasnt! And neither are you! I promise you that you are not doing anything wrong. Just stay positive and watch your lil one grow each and everyday and know that it is Bcuz of you he has gotten this far already. And before you know it you will be sitting back like is there an off button! lol. :)

Sarah - posted on 08/26/2014

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He may be able to understand for the most part what you are saying or asking, but he may still have hearing loss that will affect his speech. With mild hearing loss the sound is muffled, so you can hear what people are saying and can understand, but when it comes to speech you can't pronounce the words right or at all because what you hear is muffled.

If you are in the US talk to your doc, but also talk to AEA (area education agency) you can find them by contacting your local school. They will do a free hearing and speech evaluation and then if he would need assistance with either they can help set that up and sometimes those are free as well.

Dove - posted on 08/26/2014

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A hearing test is still the standard first step when there are speech issues... just to make sure.

Aisha - posted on 08/26/2014

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i think his hearing power is ok... when i ask him to give me tv remote he just look for it grab it and give it to me.... same when i ask him to shut the door he did that quickly..

Dove - posted on 08/26/2014

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Time for a hearing test and an evaluation (for speech... but they do a 'whole child' evaluation).

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