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Brie - posted on 03/18/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old was doing great in talking then one day stoped talking she would just point to stuff She wants she is starting again slowly but don't know what's going on should I be worried

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Louise - posted on 03/19/2011

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Lots of silly songs and big smiley faces to encourage her to talk. Do not fetch things when she points ask her do you want your juice and wait for a reply. This is nothing to worry about she may of had a sore mouth or throat and did not want to talk who knows. If it happends again then just have her ears and throat checked just to rule out anything medical. She is getting to an age now where you can ask her if her ears hurt so just keep an eye on things.

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You could bring it up with the pediatrician, but it is not uncommong for children to regress in a skill. Perhaps she recently was sick? this can cause regression. perhaps she is getting ready for a growth spurt? did you move recently, maybe she is concentrating on another skill (like a fine motor skill) and that has her regressing in speach. Everytime my son goes through a growth spurt he stops talking. remember children don't learn in a linear manner, they do things in their own time and way. :)

Janet - posted on 03/25/2011

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sounds to me like she has been traumatised in some way - if ur from australia u could contact child first who will then put u in touch with a child psychologist or u could see a clairvoyant who maybe able to shed some light onto the situation

Keri - posted on 03/24/2011

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Bring the issue up with her pediatrician. If he or she says it's no big deal, especially if your daughter is on track again, don't worry about it and continue working on language with your daughter. When I talk with my son's pediatrician I make a detailed list before the appointment so I bring up all my concerns. If the doctor's not concerned about it, I check it off, watch for progress, and don't worry about it.

September - posted on 03/18/2011

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I would not worry. It sounds like a phase. Just read to her, sing with her and talk to her often. I'm sure she's fine :)

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