Steven - posted on 06/17/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
A concerned daddy here infiltrating the circle of Moms! I have a beautiful 3 year old daughter who is the center of my world. That being said, I am aware of my tendency to over-react and be overly concerned whereas her health is concerned. She understands most of what we say to her as perfectly as I would expect any 3 year old to understand. She WAS in early intervention since she was 18 months old, and was declared within the range of normal right before her 3rd birthday, and would not to require further treatment (I can't help but feel that, after observing the testing methods, my daughter might have been "pushed" into the category of normal due to lack of funding, which the E.I. ladies talked about frequently... they did kinda "lead" the answers). Anyhow, she does speak mostly full sentences, buy it's usually about 40%-50% "gibberish" in-between words or phrases... like she's searching for words. She will sometimes still call me Mommy, and then correct herself quickly. She really seems to have a problem articulating most of what she says, for example squirrel sounds like girl, etc. Both my wife and I both have obvious difficulty understanding probably 25-45% of what she says, and other people cannot understand 80% of what she says. Usually at the playground, she connects best with kids a full year younger than she is, tho she wants to hang around older kids. She's NOT in daycare or pre-school, and she is our only child, so there is not a lot of social interaction coming from other children... anyway, whats my question? Geesh, I guess I'm frustrated that she was deemed "normal" by the state, but when I see her interact with other kids or adults, I clearly see a problem. When I speak to other kids her age, they always sound more "normal" to me. So my question might be; is it just me?