My son Is almost 4 and doesn't talk :(

Katie - posted on 08/23/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 4 and only says a few words: mom, no, yeah, wha, don't know and oh no. He is developing "normally" in all other areas. He had a glowing nursery report apart from the lack of communication. He picks up makaton signs really quickly, follows instructions, plays with other children, makes eye contact and is a very loving child. I'm so worried that he is never going to talk.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Francine - posted on 08/23/2012

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Really not sure where you are from, but if there's a children's hospital in your area I suggest you get him tested. My youngest one was close to 3 and he still wasn't talking so I contacted my Children's Hospital, took him in to be evaluated and was told he had to vocabulary of a 18 month child. Now that being said, we put him in speech therapy right away in a program called "First Words" where a speech therapist works with the children once a week for a period of 3 months at a time. You can choose if you want one on one therapy or if you want your child to ge with a group. We opted for one on one because that's what he was most comfortable with. When he started school, through the catholic school board, (we live in Canada) this therapy continued on a daily basis with a specialised teacher. When he reached grade 2 he would have half a day with at his 1st school learning everything being taught and the afternoons he would be transported to another school (through the school board) where they would just do speech therapy with the students in the classrooom. This intensive therapy that he had did a world of difference for him and never once did the students make fun of him and he was never bullied because of this as well. I was reading that you had him in speech therapy, my boy was in speech therapy for 6 years.

Dove - posted on 08/23/2012

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Has he had his hearing tested? I'm surprised the doctor didn't send him for a hearing test and speech evaluation over a year ago. Personally, that is where I'd start.

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Katie - posted on 08/23/2012

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He has had several hearing tests which came back normal. He has been under the speech therapist since 2 and a half through the NHS. I'm wondering whether to pay privately. We are at our wits end as to what to do.......

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