talking

Ruth - posted on 07/03/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my daughter still isn't very good talker she says single words and put the odd sentance together but she would much rather point to what she wants rather then ask for it. my daughter is 3 and my son is 14 months to be honest there is not much difference in there talking ability all though i do think that my son is quite forward. i seen health visitors and speech therapists. there advice is to constantly talk to her even if i feel like i parrot but i do that any way. she as had an mri scan and it came back normal. she understands everything i say like get your brother a biscuit of find your shoes but she refuses to talk back most the time. need adivce!!

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Dona - posted on 07/03/2009

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I agree with encouraging her to ask verbally rather than pointing for things. I'm not sure how old your picture is, but I would consider taking away pacifiers. Obviously, I don't know whether or not you let her have access to one all day, but this may encourage the pointing, and discourage the verbalization. In the long run, I'm sure she'll be fine over time. Before you know it, you won't be able to get her to stop talking!

Ashley - posted on 07/03/2009

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Maybe if she wants something...you should make her say it or she can't have it. If she can talk then there's really no reason for her to be pointing. That should be what your son does. If she refuses to say it then you should refuse to give it to her. She might throw a fit but it will show her the way it's going to be.

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