Speech delays

Shannon - posted on 10/28/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I just have to say to some of these Mom's out there who had earlier comments regarding speech delays and waiting. What are you waiting for?

There are so many early intervention programs that are available and what does it hurt to have a child evaluated? I just DO NOT get it. A child's brain is so much easier to program and mold when they are this young. A child who is able to communicate is a much happier child and will get along with peers and have confidence and so much more. Shame on you for waiting too long. These delays have nothing to do with what you may have done wrong it is about what tools can you provide them that can help them.

I have 5 children 2 of which needed assistance with speech and I cannot imagine how much they would have been made fun of in 1st and 2nd grade if they didn't have help. Talk about a confidence sucker.

just get evaluated...let the professionals decide.

if you are questioning yourself then there is a probem!

Sorry, but denial is a tough thing for me to swallow when it comes to my own kids. Do what is best for your child not what is good for your ego!


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Amanda - posted on 10/29/2012




I agree with Amy. I asked my son's Dr about speech therapy for my 2.5yr old (my 5 year old had already had a speech delay) and he told me to wait until he was 3. Said if I could understand 90% of what he was saying by 3 then there was no problem. We waited and in what seemed like a couple weeks he improved greatly. Now he's nearly 4 and I can't believe I ever worried about his speech.

Amy - posted on 10/29/2012




We had our daughter evaluated and even though she was non verbal she scored really high on her language assessment, therefore she didn't qualify for services. So when the doctor reccommended to have her reevaluated at two we decided to wait because although her spoken language wasn't there she was using sign language to communicate, he have us 3 months and if she wasn't speaking more to call. In that 3 months she went from saying 5 words to 50+, while I agree it doesn't hurt to get an evaluation done I think some of the moms start worrying way too early.

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