HELP MY 2 YEAR OLD DOESNT SAY A WORD EXCEPT FOR POOH

Erica - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I AM ANXIOUS TO HEAR HIM TALK.... HE ONLY SAYS POOH WHEN HE SEES WINNIE THE POOH ON A BOOK OR TV AND HE CALLS MICKEY MOUSE (ITIE). I NEED SOME ADVICE..HE'S GETTING SPEECH THERAPY BUT ITS NOT HELPING AT ALL

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J.C. - posted on 01/27/2009

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My son is also in speech therapy through the county's early intervention program. Fortunately, he's talking a lot more now but it took awhile of therapy before we saw any improvements. For a couple of months, I took a Hanen Program class called "It Takes Two to Talk" through the county. It's for parents of late-talkers, taught by speech therapists who are trained in the Hanen techniques. There's a book (I bought mine on Amazon) that goes along with the class so you can at least try reading the book. It sounds simple but it actually helped a lot once I really practiced & got so that I was doing what the book suggested. A friend of mine whose daughter is also getting ST paid privately for an additional therapy session & that seemed to help them. We encouraged our son to sign as well & encouraged pretty much every positive attempt at communication he made & eventually he started doing more & more verbal communication. Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 01/27/2009

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I'm not sure if you have already been doing this or thought of it, but do you have one of those big word books? Maybe get him some more Winnie the pooh books (since that is what he is interested in) and point to other things on the page (trees, baloons, rabbits etc) while you are looking at it with him...Keep going to the speech therapist, and keep doing all you can do with him at home! He wil get there!

Tanya Bauer - posted on 01/27/2009

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well does he have a pacifier in his mouth all the time? Did you teach him sign language? My 22 month old girl still uses a pacifier, but it's not gotten in the way of her language (over 120 words). If you taught him sign language don't respond to the sign language just the speech.

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