2 years old almost 3 and not talking

Theresa - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My daughter will be 3 in May and she is not talking not really trying to much. I have taken her to the ENT they said, emissions were present for both ears, but left ear high frequency responses were diminished and bear monitoring. They refered me to Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). She can say some words like mama, dada, baba but she doesn't say them inrefrence to them. I just want to know why she is not talking and what I can do to help her. Right now we work on a little of everything colors, shapes, ABC's, 123's. When she wants a drink or snack I will say "would you like a D D D D drink or O O O O orange. She does pretty good at bath time, she has a lot of bath toys and I ask her to give me the turtle or the duck and she does then I will starting for the green turtel and the yellow duck. I am just wouldering what else I can do to help her, the ECI are going to be coming to the house twice a month for 45 mins day. I just fell like I am not doing somthing wrong and I want to do something right for Lilian

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Christina - posted on 08/28/2012




My son didn't say more than a few words until he was nearly 3.5. He gestured, grunted and had his sister speak for him. One day not a word, then seemingly overnight he was using guilt sentences with words like ridiculous, facicious, havoc, etc. he was observing. To this day he observes before attempting anything. He wants to be sure he says and does everything just the way he thinks it should be said or done.

Margo - posted on 01/14/2010




My 3yr was slow to do everything, well compared to his older brother. He didn't really start to talk until about 3 or 4 months before his 3rd b-day. Now he is talking non stop and he'll be 4 in July. I'd say you have done everything right. You got her to a specialist and now they want to keep an eye on her. Your doing good. Stay strong and positive.

Jocelyn - posted on 01/13/2010




It's not you don't worry! My son just turned three and still doesn't talk. We've gotten him checked out by a speech pathologist and all that, and they said that he's fine. His dad also didn't talk until he was almost three, and it can be hereditary, which is what I think happened in our case. I tried the whole "A A A A A Apple" thing as well and made so many different sounds I thought I was gonna loose my mind. And it did diddly squat. So I said f this, this is ridiculous, and stopped trying. He knows his colours and his animals, he uses tons of gestures to get his point across (and I always know what he's saying). He can pick out a Zak Wilde guitar solo and he tattled on my father when he spilled the cat's water dish (lmao). I do think that I might take him back to the pathologist, because I am getting quite annoyed that he's not talking. I also have a 3 month old daughter and I just may shit kittens if she says "mommy I love you" before my son does! But don't worry about it too much, do what you can but don't get discouraged. You're not alone!

Jessica - posted on 01/13/2010




Don't worry. My son didn't talking more than 4-5 words at a time until he was almost 4 and he just turned 5. At 3 he barely said sounds, he was hooked on his binky. With help from an IEP and the teachers, He talks wonderfully now. I can understand him almost perfectly. Give her time. She'll be talking off your ear before you know it.

Anastasia - posted on 01/13/2010




It's not you!!! Children develop at their own pace. It sounds to me like you are doing everything right. With kids the best thing is to make learning fun and not to try and overload their brain. My son used to have a big yellow rubber duck for the tub. I would grab the duck and sing "big yellow rubber ducky goes quack quack quack" I started doing that when he was 6 months old and I quite when he was 2. He is now 4 and he still sings the song. If learning is fun they will remember what you teach them. Repeat everything that she wants multiple times before and while you are giving it to her. I know I didn't say much, but I hope what I said helps some. Good luck sweetie and just try not to rush her one day she will start talking your ear off. Talking is a lot like potty training take up a lot of time with them make it fun and just remember they do it when they are ready.

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