Daughter not saying words properly

Chrissy - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 4 years old. And she cant seem to say the first letter in the word she's saying. Like sunny is unny. Spongebob is pongebob. Fish is ish. Everytime she says the word wrong, we correct her by saying fffffish. She just gets mad and says "im not saying it". We've made flash cards with the picture on it. But she just gets frusterated and gives up. I dont know if this is a problem or just a small speech phase. Her doctor says its normal, but I dont know any other moms that this has happened to.

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Ellie - posted on 08/08/2009

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I would think it's pretty normal.. Some kids develop language quicker or slower than others. Talk to her doctor about it. There are Speech evaluators that make an appointment with you to come to your house and see if she's at the right stage in development or not- The evaluation is free- And then if she does need any kind of help, they are there to guide you through it and give you support from there.

Jamie - posted on 08/08/2009

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My daughter has a speech problem as well. My dr also told me it was normal, she is also 4. An age where kids may start to pick on her. I told my dr I wanted a referall to a speech therapist and I took her, found out she has an articulation problem. Go back to the dr and tell him you want a referall. Even if the say its nothin to worry about. take her anyways. On a small test they figure what is going on and fix it. My daughter shouldnt take to long to fix her speech.

Amanda - posted on 08/08/2009

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If you dr thinks it's normal I would just keep working with her on it. My daughter is to young to speak yet but the 3 yr old I nanny has a similar problem except she says letters wrong. V is B and she can't make a th sound a few others. I just try to have her make the sounds correctly. Her parents don't seem too worried. There are programs out there for therepy if you really want some professional help. Otherwise I think she'll learn especially in kindergarten.

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