my girls still cant speak properly

Sarah - posted on 11/25/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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my girl is 6 and half yrs old and has asd and genalised delay and still not speaking properly she used some sign langush but am woundering is any1 elses child is like this as im worried if this will be it will it never get better

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Sarah - posted on 02/06/2010

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ty all 4 ur comments just moved b4 emas and just got pc on so could not reply b4 eleaners school is helping talking more but still very slow shes gonna get speach therepy sorted though school and me and my bf thought eleaners eyes were lazy and was recently kept going up 2 tv 2 watch it so took her 4 eye test turns out she has really bad eyes that bad we need 2 take her 2 hospital 4 check up on her eyes cant belive no1 picked this up b4 could be why shes so misbehaving and tied all time is her eyes been hurting and she couldnt tell me bless her heart well ty u all xxx

Kath - posted on 01/05/2010

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Hi, My son 5, high functioning is still having speech errors with the s,c,z as he will just drop them off usaully, we can understand him but others can't. I also recommend a great speech therapist, as my son responds well to his. He also speaks in a loud, unusual tone at times. Funny he can say SHUT UP perfectly with a smile when I give him instructions etc lol

I also play songs in the car, but he will never sing, but his little sister has learnt the alphabet this way lol. I think all the info is inside these kids, it is just trying to draw it all out that is the hard thing. Add me as a friend if you want to chat :)

Angela - posted on 12/06/2009

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Hi Sarah, My son is now 12 and his speach is great. However he started speech therapy at the age of 18months and we had no words or noise till 4 1/2 years of age we taught him sign language to give him a means of communication so he wouldnt become so frustrated. He had weekly speech until he was 10 years of age. So my advice is find a great speech therapist, something else we also use to do was find songs that had sounds in them and sing them in the car as we were driving around. The songs with sounds and words made it easier for him to join in and it was great fun. Above all do not give up, you just keep trying. Best of luck

Petra - posted on 12/05/2009

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children with autism need much more time to learn,my son was 4 when he say mommy to me,we speak with signs and he got a verbal from a child that's 3 (he's almost 6) but he can read small words,play games on the computer,he's clever,your child too,and it's not easy to be patient,but he'll speak,good luck

Victoria - posted on 12/03/2009

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My son will be 6 in March and has a vocabulary of a 1 yr old if that. We have tried sign language, but he does not seem interested in it at all. His teachers are trying to get a speech box for him, so that we can communicate better. As I have been told, it does get better, so hang in there!

Ashley - posted on 12/02/2009

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I have a three year old with Autism and he is just now hitting the "babbling stage". When he was first diagnosed i was told by the doctor it is not rare for a child with autism never to speak at all and if they do it would be later on 5 or 6 if i am lucky. Ayden will often just say one word clear as day, and never say it again as if his brain just can't hold all that information at the same time. And was told he may do this for many years to come. I am praying for the day i hear "Mom i love you" but am prepareing myself that it may never happen. His therepists (speech) have been trying to teach him sign language some kids can get others can't but same as speech he will do one sign for 2-3 days and never do it again. The only advice i can give you is too not give up, there is always hope.

Angie - posted on 12/02/2009

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Hi Sarah ...My little man Thomas is 11 and he is still non verbal but says the odd words and too be honest we have gotten used to his ways now, its just how he is we were told he could possibly be totally non verbal when he was first diagnosed but he can say something thats what we not hold on too x
Best Of Luck

Sherrie-anne - posted on 12/01/2009

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sarah i read your reply today and i feel tht although it is tough for you to watch the frustration it may be the thing that might push her in to being more determined some children need to feel frustrated in order to get increased motivation . it is possible that she may push herself more in some circumstances so she can make the herself heard . i know though that it is far from easy but i sense you are detrmined and get waht is best for your family. i do believe that the use of simple signing does help although my son is not able to sign very well due to his cp (cerebral palsy ) as he cannot co-ordinate properly to make the signs however if it would be possible for you and your daughter to learn it it may ease her frustration a little :)

Brenda - posted on 12/01/2009

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If you are not using the PEC system, I highly recommend you look into it. This will help tremendously with his communication and the speech will follow. My son talks very well but there are times his brain can't get the mouth to say what it wants and we have gone back to using the PEC system (modified with words and phrased added), this is to help with the frustration that he is experiencing. Repetition is the key for these children too. Just like when you are teaching a baby you say a simple word over and over again til they get it then move on to more complex phrasing. Also, Learn some basic sign language, this is a wonderful way for any child who is having a hard time speaking to communicate. God Bless and much Patience :)

Deborah - posted on 11/29/2009

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My eldest son at six was still only single wording. He is now 17 and is able to talk,( often never stops) but it was a long slog. My 14 year old is still very quiet and only speaks when spoken too and is often difficult to understand.

Sarah - posted on 11/25/2009

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tks 4 ur surport things r getting better but her behaver has gotton worse which is related 2 her frustration 2 not able 2 speak like other kids her age i just hope it will get better as she gets older

Sherrie-anne - posted on 11/25/2009

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my son is 5 and a half and among other thigs has got asd he also cannot talk so i understand your frustration he has started saying a few words and all i have to remind myself is that it has to get better if you stay positive they can sense it and i find that i have to repeat a word several times over a long period of time but eventually he is learning stick with it it may take years but i believe that with persevance that nothing is unacheivable :)

sherrie

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