Speech therapy for toddlers?

Melissa - posted on 07/12/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughters pediatrition is worried about her nit talking yet, is anyone else's 2yr old not talking yet?

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Kristin - posted on 08/26/2011

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My 2 yr old is not taslking and has been in therapy for more than 6 months. she says 3 words now. personally, therapy hasn't done much more than we as parents could've done. i really think she would be talking more if she spent more time with kids her age. you just have to work with them every day. try to get them to form the wordsw with their mouths, by hwing them the shape of your mouth as you say the word. also, try to stay away from yes and no questions. that's pretty much it

Lisa - posted on 08/13/2011

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i would say it benefits some kids...my son turned 2 before i considered speech therapy. he only has about 3 or 4 consistant words and a few otheres he says once in a while...doesn't even say dada....in just 2 weeks she has taught him a few signs until he is able to talk.

Dian Eka - posted on 08/07/2011

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My son 2 yr 3 month. When he 18 month, he not like other kids with the same ages. He likes throw anything that held and not talking yet likes other kids. I went to peditrician, my son have CMV (cyto megalo virus) that interfere with hearing. He must treatment, and my peditrician recommend to speech teraphy. Now, he can say "mama" to me, sing 3 syllables, and some other words. He is in speech teraphy until now.

Kelly - posted on 08/04/2011

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My step daughter is saying lots of words, but no sentences yet, her paed thinks she needs speech therapy. But he also doesn't think there's any such thing as a nut allergy. I think he's a tool personally, but I have no say in the matter. She say more than a few words clearly and everytime we see her she's saying even more. I would say, give it until 3, when they're starting to get ready for school, and then look into therapy. Every child is different and they all develop at their own rate.

Kelly - posted on 08/04/2011

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My step daughter is saying lots of words, but no sentences yet, her paed thinks she needs speech therapy. But he also doesn't think there's any such thing as a nut allergy. I think he's a tool personally, but I have no say in the matter. She say more than a few words clearly and everytime we see her she's saying even more. I would say, give it until 3, when they're starting to get ready for school, and then look into therapy. Every child is different and they all develop at their own rate.

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No speech therapy this young. You're wasting your time.

However, I would definitely give sign language a try. Just start out with 2 signs - you can pick up signs for babies easily just by looking at videos on this website (it's free): http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/asl...

Keep building with signs. It only took my 19-month old 6 signs before she began talking in sentences!

Chesnie - posted on 07/19/2011

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My daughter is 25 months and not talking but babble..She has a speech therapist come to our house (free by the state) and teaching her to sign some and how to ask for things. Her hearing was checked and its good so i think she is just behind or will talk when she is ready! i dont think i talked til i was like 3.

Melissa - posted on 07/16/2011

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My son is talking, but it's not absolutely clear. I think it depends what the definition of "clear" is. Everyone who comes in contact with him can pretty much understand what he's saying, but of course those who aren't always around little kids don't seem to really pay attention and listen to what they're trying to say. When my son was about 1, I looked into speech therapy out of curiosity for myself. My Ped said it wasn't really necessary, but I did anyways. My son was evaluated and qualified for services. The therapist came to out home once a week for about 2 months and it was a complete joke! She was more into socializing with me than interacting with my son, or giving me suggestions/ideas on how to work with him myself. Fed up, I mentioned it to her one day (not rudely, etc) and she no-showed to our next appointment! I figured my son's Ped didn't think he needed it and she was a waste of times anyways. Now that my son is 2, I was thinking of having him re-evaluated to see if I should try therapy again. If I do, it will definitely be with someone else! I'm really soft spoken, and I regret not doing something about it and continuing services. So, my advice to you is to still look into it for your child, but speak up or switch therapists if it doesn't seem to be working out. Good luck:)

Sabrina - posted on 07/14/2011

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my son can say some things but they want him to say 20 things clearly but he is in speech therapy now

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