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Kennanique - posted on 05/15/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my son will be 4 aug coming an still not speaking clearly should I be concerned

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Kennanique - posted on 05/15/2015

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well I do let him say what he want before I give it to him however he cannot pronounced words well.. he says mommy daddy call his brother name dj he says yes no food juices etc basic but not into sentences. he also suck two fingers I dont no if that has anything to do with it but its frustrating. hes also impatient kind of lazy like I will try teach him words to sound out but he doesn't participate like he should. am waiting on the speech therapist to call so they can see him to no exactly whats the problem but apparently there is a long line its been 6wks an am still waiting on that call. also I already got his ears checked out an they're fine.

Raye - posted on 05/15/2015

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You should be concerned. At that age, he should have a vocabulary of about 300 words and putting simple sentences together. He should be able to understand a lot more than what he says. Does he seem to hear you and understand when you talk (especially if he's not looking at you to begin with)? Does he have a problem with his mouth/throat that might cause him to have trouble speaking? Do you help him by making him sound out words for things he wants before giving it to him? Or saying words while you're at the park or the store and having him repeat them back to you?

If you think he may have a hearing or mouth/throat problem, you may want to have him checked by your pediatrician or a speech pathologist.

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