Speech delay??

Lizzy - posted on 08/26/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son is 33 months and he still cannot speak sometimes he will say daddy, I would love to hear my son say mommy for the first time, for 2wks now he has only just started babbling in his own language, myself and my husband try to help him, reading to him showing him flash cards, talking to him all the time, showing him different things and explaining what they are, repeating words and numbers, its very frustrating for our son and for us and are now thinking of taking him to see a specialist for his speech and also a specialist to see what he should be doing for his age group, are there any other mothers and fathers out there in the same situation and do you have any advice on how we can help our son more. If our son wants something he has to drag us or point to it and sometimes its hard to understand what he wants?!


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Dove - posted on 08/26/2012




If you are in the US he would definitely qualify for Easter Seals or similar. If you haven't already had his hearing tested.... get your doctor to order that asap and then get him evaluated. The best way to help him more is to get a professional on the scene asap.... They will give you the tips and tricks to work with him at home as well.

Cherish - posted on 08/26/2012




Are you in the US?Have you been to a developmental pediatrician?

The CDC in the US has a campaign called "learn the signs,act early".

Here is a link to milestones and if you are in the US you can call them and they will tell you who to call in your area for a free evaluation,they will also provide therapy for free if there is a need.

When he turns 3 he can go to per-k (for free)for kids that have delays...


I know they have early intervention outside the US,but I do not know who you would call

Amy - posted on 08/26/2012




I definitely suggest getting him evaluated, we had my daughter evaluated at 19 months and even though she didn't qualify for services they offered us some great suggestions. One of those suggestions was teaching her sign language so she could communicate with us instead of having to point all the time. We taught her food, eat, drink, juice, water, milk, ice cream, bubbles, all done, swing, and a whole bunch of others food mostly. This really cut down on her frustration because it made it easier for her to communicate because she could tell us what she wanted and needed. There were still times she had a meltdown because we didn't understand but it helped.

Does he understand you can he follow directions? If you call birth to three to have them come to your house and do an evaluation right in your home one of the first things they will ask you is if you've had his hearing evaluated.

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