Speech delay and Daycare?

Mireya - posted on 01/26/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Ok so my daughter is 2 years old and she has been goin to speech therapy for about 5 months now. She was premature so I was warned from the begining that she might be delayed in certain things. She loves to talk but has a VERY hard time actually saying anywords. Ever since speech therapy shes able to say some words with a mixture of some sign language to comunicate but most people still dont understand her. I would like to put her in daycare cause i think being around other kids would be good for her but im just scared shes going to hate the place since they might not understand her. We've visited some daycares and they seemed okay until my daughter started to talk and they had no idea what she was saying so they just smiled and stared at her.... My daughter wants to talk so badly that when she cant she gets super fustrated and starts screaming. The daycare's take a kid yelling as them "acting up" and they said they would just tell her to sit at the corner until she relaxes and can say what she wants and i just dont think thats a good idea. I just dont know if i should even put her in daycare or maybe find a daycare that helps with delays or something. I dont know what to do...

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Amy - posted on 01/26/2012

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I would not do a day care if you are only putting her in daycare to try and develop her speech, I would continue with the speech therapy and start looking into pre-schools, maybe she can start when she's 3. I think a preschool perferably one that is accredited would be better equipped to offer the services you need.



My daughter will be two in March and has very limited vocabulary as well. She does sign some words and is able to get her needs met with what signs she has and her way of communicating. For instance if she wants something to eat, she'll grab our hand, with her other hand signals to follow her and walk us the the fridge. We'll open it and she'll point to what she wants. She has an older brother who has the best luck trying to get her to repeat words and she's around his friends but it doesn't make a difference for her she still doesn't make an effort to speak.



We do go to the library and do a sort of babygarten type class, they sing songs and each song has motions so at home when she wants to sing one of those songs she'll start showing me the motions. For my daughter I don't think a daycare setting would help because even when she's around kids her own age she is more of an observer. Besides in a daycare setting she's not going to get the same one on one interaction that she gets at home with her father or I. If you are really set on doing daycare choose very carefully, I would suggest looking for one that has a preschool on site as well.

Sharlene - posted on 01/26/2012

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Keep up with the sppech therapies and later if your still concern about her the speech pathologies would recommonmend other servies ,And like I said if you ever want to talk message me ,take care

Mireya - posted on 01/26/2012

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Shes very well known to be always smiling. Shes a very happy kid she will walk up to anybody give you a big smile and say hi!! She plays very well with other. She has her moments when she dosnt want to share and gets upset but she gets over it quickly. Honestly we dont really spend alot of time with other kids since where i live its very hard to get to places when you dont have a car/ money but when ever we get the chance to go out and play with others we do and she loves it.

Mireya - posted on 01/26/2012

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She can say a few words like mommy, baba,eat eat, elmo, Batty(Barney) So when she has a conversation its a lot of rambeling and then she mentions the words she can say and if you dont pay attention to her she repeats everything she said including her rambling. She uses some of her sign language when she forgets the word or has a very hard time saying it so she can sign when she needs help or what she wants to eat and a couple of other things. She has her good and bad days in her speech therapies but she always leaves with a smile. She plays with alot of toys and is able to recognize what they are and sometimes even say what they are. Sometimes she forgets how to say the word and gets mad but her therapies has helped her alot.

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Helen - posted on 01/30/2013

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Hi, I would find a center that has a resource teacher come in. My son has a speech and language delay and he just started speech theraoy. I just signed him up for daycare 3 days per week. The daycare has a resource teacher come in for 2 other children. They learn sign and they get individual attention. Find the right place and my belief is that it will be beneficial.

Vikki - posted on 01/29/2012

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I have been a daycare provider and a mom for 18 years! I have had many children with different delays. I work with my kids with an online program called Speechtails (.com). My parents pay for the program - it is really affordable - and we do it as a group. It is very fun and I have had great success with my delayed children. You might see if any of them would incorporate into their day. We love it.

Mireya - posted on 01/26/2012

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Thank You sooo much for your responses they really helped. Amy I think I might take your idea and wait it out. I mean i also did want to put her in daycare so I can go back to work or even start college but I can wait and theres always online school :) I rather have her home with me where shes understoond then have her in a daycare were they wont and if anything happens she probly wont be able to tell me.

Sharlene - posted on 01/26/2012

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what's her behavior like and does she play with and eneract with other children .

Sharlene - posted on 01/26/2012

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Does she have broken lanuage ? You mentioned she does same sign language , What has the speech therapies ,

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