3 year old son not talking

Nompumelelo - posted on 11/05/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 34 months. We decided to send him to preschool at 27 months because he was only able to say 20 words or so. He has now increased to 70 words but no where close to his peers. He only names objects but won't actually talk and converse. I don't know what else to do. I read to him and talk to him but he doesn't talk back. He just uses baby language that no one can understand.


Kelly - posted on 11/07/2016




This is a very difficult issue to deal with. One thing is to be sure that you do not speak baby talk to him. Talk to him in complete sentences and don't use words that are made up or baby versions of real words. Make sure that you get his hearing checked. Delayed speech and incoherent speech can be caused by a hearing loss. Talk to a speech therapist. Having your child evaluated by a professional will give you piece of mind, even if it's just knowing that someone can guide you and give you both the help you need.


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