my two yr old wont talk

Brittany - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

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my son is 28 months old and he is not ttalking, he was tested for autism and it was negative, he says momma and dadda but he knows when i tell him something like go get yoru shoes, or lets get yourjacket on or where is mama or anything of that matterm he knows wheni tell him no, and what nbedtime means he just willl not say anything he babbles alot, and they have him on speech therapy, im really scared there is something wrong with him, his fathers first sone from a previous relationship had similar problems, any advice

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Ify Anne - posted on 02/14/2010

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I'm experiencing the same thing with my 31 month old son. He was saying a few words before his one year old brother was born, and all of a sudden stopped. I don't know if this is due to the fact that we speak another language in our house or because he came at 34 weeks. I also have a son that's now 7yrs old that did not start talking until he was almost 4yrs, but I was not as worried as I am now. I just found out about an organization called Babies can't wait. Check and see if they are in your area. They will come an access your child to see what type of help he needs. My son just started speech therapy this past Friday in our home. The therapy is just for 30mins once a week, but I listened in and have started doing exactly what the therapist did with my son. I plan on doing that everyday. I have also enrolled him in a mommy and me class 3 times a week, so that he can start socializing with other children his age. Go to your local library and check out some picture books for children with autism; those books also help children with speech and language delays. I know exactly what you're going through, but please try not to stress too much; just do everything you can possibly do for your son, and leave the rest to God. Have faith that all will be well.

Jenn - posted on 01/22/2010

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My son was diagnosed with a speech delay at 18mos and started Early Intervention (in MA) and then continued on to Speech Therapy when he was 3yrs. He is now 5 1/2 and talks non-stop! Most people are shocked when they learn he had a speech delay - but sounds like you are on top of it, so take all the help you can get, and pray! That's what we did, and he is great now! :)

Christy - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son is 31 months old and doesn't talk much, either. He is enrolled in ECI (early childhood intervention) for speech therapy. It seems to be helping him. It is usually free and they come to your house to do the therapy.

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Krissy - posted on 01/23/2010

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i've had docs saying alsorts of things that sound really scary about my boy and my girl but they dont really mean anything unless they ask for more testing, i know it's scary . i have been told by a few sectretarys to doctors that htey tend to scare the parents but the doctors dont really think about what they are saying to the parents and as many parents dont ask questions about the problem, because they are scared or waiting to be told in english what it all means. those who do dare to ask usually get hte shrug off, i have once of twice and it's really anoyng as i'm NOT the doctor........

Mama Ka Likha - posted on 01/23/2010

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Hey Guys,thanx a lot....My LO is 25 months,also with the same problem.He was saying few words @ the age of 9 to 16 months,but now nothing,but screaming.If say a word 2day he'll say another next week.we also started to see speech therapist last week,so we'll once a week....Thanx a lot guys,I was shy to talk about this. :-)

Krissy - posted on 01/21/2010

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my son is 4 and he is doing speach thereapy because he had a adnoyed and toncil blockage of 80% thye were surprised at this as it hadn't shown up much in tests. they said that his speach had a high chance of being blocked by the adnoyeds. this as he only spoke 5 words till he was 3. does he snore? or sound like he had held his breath when he is asleep? as sleep apnias are caused from the adnoyeds being too big. i thought ths was rubbish till i found out the cause of lack of talking, they can understand you but have trouble relaying back to you. but with most children he just maynot be feeling confident in his speech just yet as from the reaction he gets from not being understandable. i hope it all works out

Joslin - posted on 01/21/2010

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Every child learns and does things at their own pace. My 27 month daughter Seniah says quite a bit and can express herself, but didn't start walking until about 15 months and didn't have 4 teeth until she was 1. Her baby brother who is about 8 months old, already has 8 teeth and climbs and gets into everything. I notice with Seniah, she imitates her older siblings. He'll be fine.

Ashleigh-Jade - posted on 01/21/2010

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My daughter has just turned three today, and she doesn't really speak well either. She uses half words, like for boat, its bow, for daddy she will say Day or Dee. She calls her sister A, not Aimee and a nappy is a mass (really have no idea where she got that one from). All this I was told is "normal" and fine. He will get there in the end, just go with your gut instinct. Speech therapy should help by miles as he gets a bit older. :) Good luck with it all.

Angela - posted on 01/21/2010

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Yes i have had the same proble with my son. He is now 4 and talks like he is 3. I have also had him tested for autism and was neg. It is good that you have him in speech therapy. It will help. Stay with it. Some little people take a little longer than others. When you take to him say things slow and work your mouth. It might seem funny but i do this every day with my son and it helps. Does you son have any other kids to play with? It helps my son when he is around other kids. I started ivan in ST around the same time. It will take awhile but he will say more words.Good luck

Kimberly - posted on 01/21/2010

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or also have his eyes check my little brother didnt talk till he was 3 because he couldnt see right

Kimberly - posted on 01/21/2010

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does he have an older brother or sister? sometimes the older sibbling will talk for them so the child wont talk

Kristy - posted on 01/21/2010

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Hi i wonder is it that he doesnt talk or does he tend to let others talk for him??(siblings)I looked after a little boy once and thats what he was like, wouldnt talk mainly because his bigger sister did most of it for him. It was just a case of getting quite tough with him, things like if he wanted a biscuit or toy or something he had to say it or he just simply didnt get it. My little girl was pegging 4 words together at 13 months and her speach at age 4 is outrageous. The biggest thing i would also check is his hearing make sure he can actually hear. I myself was deaf be age 2 and the drs said teh only reason my parents never knew was because my speach was fine, this was because i had actually taught myself to lip read. If he is understanding your instructions and simply wont respond with anything other then babble make a point of speaking directly to him in clear tones yourself. Also ask him to speak up louder maybe and slow down is also another technique, sometimes babble may not be babble. The other thing you might want to get checked is the possibility he might be tongue tied, check the flappy bit under his tongue. I have a friend whos little boy would have been over 2 before the drs reaslised he was tongue tied now he is fine and the op was very straight forward and simply

Amy - posted on 01/21/2010

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I think as long as he communicates with you that is fine. My daughter WON'T stop talking! lol. But I know many kids. Maybe get him involved in a social activity with other kids and eventually he'll adapt. We have something around here called Kindermusik. I took my daughter too it and it took awhile for one little boy to adapt but he became very talkative in the 6 month duration of the class. :) Hope this helps.

Silke - posted on 01/21/2010

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hi i have two boys one 18 years old now the other one is 2 and a half, my 18 year old did not speak much apart from mum and dad until the age of almost 3 when my mum arrived for a visit from germany. when she started to talk to my son in german he just looked at her and told her in very clear english sentences that she did not make any sense and then walked away. he had not spoken a clear word until then, cheeky little one. we used to call him a little alien because we could not understand anything he said till that moment. my 2 and a half year old is very similar and we took him to a speech therapist only to be told that we speak to fast and the way we speak to our son is to complex so now we toning language right down for our little one and his speaking improves daily. i think every child is different and develops differently, so relax and remember albert einstein didn't talk until he was 7 because he didn't have anything to say :)

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my uncle didn't talk until he was age 4, now you can't shut him up.
maybe you could try enticing him to use words, like a special treat or game if he says the word?

Melanie - posted on 01/20/2010

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My 6 yr old was a late talker and his IQ is 126 the 95% which is very superior. I have another son that is 18 months and says mama and dada but just to who ever he feels like. He doesn't know any body parts or do anything you say your son does. I'm not sure where you are from but look into an early intervention program.

Steph - posted on 01/20/2010

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i wouldnt worry honestly,my son was 18 mths old and still not talking but was understanding excatly what i was saying to him,a health nurse came to the house for his late one year development check and recommended speech therapy!!she said he was behind a lot of kids his age,i wouldnt hear of her refering him for speech therapy and i said each child develops at his/her own pace, and sure enough he did,now he is a very very chatty 3 yr old,i cant stop him from talking. hope this helps and dont be worrying ur son will get the hang of it in his own time.

Melissa - posted on 01/20/2010

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Speech develops at an individual pace. Every child learns at a different rate. It is good that you have identified the issue and sought help for the delay in his language development but don't panic just yet. Talk to him... about anything and everything. Ask him questions and give him a minute to respond. Read him stories and signs on the road. As long as you continue to expect him to respond he will eventually do so.

Janis - posted on 01/20/2010

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My son is 20 mths and he said his first word at eleven months. Since then he has only added a couple words or he'll say a word once and never use it again. his doctor says he's fine and he seems to understand everything I say . She told me not to worry but it's hard. Sometimes I feel like he just doesn't want to talk. Give him some time and maybe speech will help.

Lucy - posted on 01/20/2010

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i had same with my son he is 3 and and it turned out he needs gromits fitted cause he has problems wiv his ears

Brittany - posted on 01/16/2010

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i appreciate everyons comments, and they make me feel so much better that no yoru children have problems but that my son is not alone, they have him in speech thereapy 3 times a week and hes learning more as he goes, thanks everyoen!1

Natalie - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son is 28 months and exactly the same. Just point blank refuses to speak! Only recently started saying please and ta! Booked him in for speech therapy and just waiting for the appointment. I wouldn't worry too much though, if you read or speak to people, they will all say that every child is different and they do things at different stages. Oh and it is very common for boys to take a long time to talk as they are lazy ha ha (true though!)

Malina - posted on 01/16/2010

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hey my son is 26 months old and same situation as urs is in. He understands what im saying he follows directions and can say mumma and daddy and few other words. Im going to give it abit more time and not stress about it and hopefully it works out. I hope everything works out for u aswell :)

Naomi - posted on 01/15/2010

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My son Damian, now 25 mths, is sort of the same. He knows plenty of sounds and mumma and dadda and even how to say nan and pop but everything else seems a bit hard for him.....don't worry....my best friend's little boy is exactly one year older and not saying much more than my son....he will talk when he is ready i'm sure....especially if he knows what the words mean....the words will soon follow :)

Brittany - posted on 01/14/2010

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i hope you are all right he went back to gboro yesterday and they said he has some muscle problems in his legs, but he walks normal, im not sure what they mean really, but im really scared if hes going to be ok

Alana - posted on 01/14/2010

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albert einstein had speech problems you know.i am sure he will be just fine if you keep doin what you are doing x

Carolee - posted on 01/14/2010

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I personally didn't talk until I was about four. I didn't feel the need to. I knew all the words, their meanings, how to say them and use them. I just didn't feel the need. (And I've been tested for many things, and all they have found is that I'm smart and quiet/shy.)

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