my son is 3 years and 6months and has never talked.

CYNTHIA - posted on 05/07/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 years and 6 months old. he has never talked. He only says Ahhhh and Uhhhhh,Ssssss . I did a hearing test and the result should he could hear and interpret what he hears. He has never said Mummy or daddy . I need help

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Kelly - posted on 05/08/2015

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MySon is three years old and does not hold a conversatiocan't even carry a conversation I don't know I took him to a TNT they put him too and said that he can hear and now he is speech therapy once a week but she tells me to do does not seem very much she wants me to play with him and to nameI mean he can put it together to talk to me axes for everything he knows names of

Dove - posted on 05/08/2015

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If he is currently receiving speech therapy, what does the therapist say about it?

Mary - posted on 05/08/2015

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I agree with Raye. I know you understand what he wants without him speaking a word but you need to try and make him say the word.

My friend had same problem. Her son was 3 and only his parents would understand. They would joke and call him caveman because all he did was grunt. They took him him to numerous specialists, special schools, you name it. He had no medical or developmental problems.

One day, at around four, he started to talk. But his mom and dad were told not to give him anything just cause he pointed...like water. He had to make an effort.

Today he is 35 and talks your ear off and a great salesman! Good luck!

CYNTHIA - posted on 05/08/2015

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@ dove, thanks for yours. I have been doing all that you have listed. My son has never babble before. He is currently in a school. His throat had been checked by the ENT and they said he is okay and his hearing has been checked and it us ok.

Dove - posted on 05/07/2015

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Where do you live that the doctor did not suggest resources to help you about 2 years ago? He needs a full evaluation and the appropriate therapies. In the US under 3 years old this would typically be handled by Easter Seals. If you are not in the US and/or now that he is over 3... I am not sure who would handle it, but you need to look into this ASAP. The bulk of a child's language development happens by 5 years old, so the longer you wait the less likely it will be for him to ever fully catch up.

Ev - posted on 05/07/2015

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I would also have his hearing checked too and also have the doctor do an evaluation on him for speech and anything else that might go with it. Raye is right as this will impair his development and learning when he goes to school and he will be so far behind his peers. I wonder as well what you have been doing with him since he was a baby on learning to talk?

Raye - posted on 05/07/2015

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By 18 months a toddler should use between 6 and 20 simple words. By two years, a toddler should be using 50 or more single words. By three years, your toddler's vocabulary should be around 300 words. They should be able to string words together to form simple sentences such as "I go now". Why have you not been working with him this whole time?

Have you had his throat looked at to see if there's a problem with his vocal cords? If he is otherwise healthy, you need to spend time with him to teach him. If you know he wants a toy or a snack or something, you make him try to sound out the word before he gets what he wants. He's going to get frustrated and throw tantrums, but you have to start making him speak. Don't push him too hard in the beginning, as he will probably be self-conscious and could withdraw further. Keep it to single words until he starts getting the hang of it.

Late-talking children may develop learning disabilities in school. They are usually poor readers and spellers, and these are fundamental to their education.

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