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I SHOULDN'T SAY NOT TALKING BUT DOESN'T PUT WORDS IN SENTENCES....MY DAUGHTER IS 2 AND A HALF AND IS A VERY SOCIAL GIRL LIKE TO PLAY WITH KIDS LIKES BOOK AND LOVES TO DANCE AND SING (ATTEMPTS HIHIH) SHE SINGS HEAD SHOULDER KNEES AND TOES AND POINT AND SAYS EYES EARS MOUTH AND NOSE AND POINTS.....ALSO SAIS SHOES FLY JUICE BYE HELLO CAO CYA ECT..... IM SORT OF WORRIED KIDS HER AGE TALK LIKE THY HAVE BEEN TALKING FOR YEARS.......PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING TO ME TO TAKE HER TO SPEECH THERAPY BUT I KNOW SHE IS AWARE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IF I SAY TO HER TO THROW IT IN THE BIN SHE DOES AND TURN OF ON LIGHTS ECTTT.......SHE KNOWS HOW TO DRESS HER SELF AND PUT SHOES ON THE RIGHT WAY..........SO SHE IS ALERT BUT THE TALKING WORRIES ME IS ANY ONE IS THE SAME SITUATION? PLS LET ME KNOW I HOPE IM NOT ALONE

emili 24/02/2005

Maybe its worth just checking in with your CHN and seeing what they think. They see kids all the time so have a really good idea of what is within the normal range and what might need a check up with a specialist.

I remember when we had our new parent class they had some speech therapists have a little chat. I remember they saying that often people think speech problems is an indication of a less intelligent child, but its totally incorrect. From my understanding, it can be as simple as some slack muscles in the mouth and a few simple exercises can really help their language develop.

Sounds like you have a smart cookie so I'm sure it will be some-thing simple or even just her not wanting to talk more just yet.

DD is 3yr 8 months - DS is 6 months

Hi there,

Just a bit of info that I found interesting with my speech therapy experience. There are two types of language, expresive and receptive. One is the ability to hear, listen to and follow directions or information (Receptive)and the other is the talking side of it. Sounds to me that your DD is just not as expressive. Good idea to check with health nurse, they are a great help in knowing where to go next, or even if you have to or not.
I am in the process of taking my just turned 3 y.o. son for speech therapy and the more info I hear the happier I am that I am doing somethnig about it now.
Lots of research suggests getting on to it earlier can make a HUGE difference.
Besides, doesnt hurt to check. Good luck, let me know if you need any more info. (I am all up-to-date with speech therapy info at the moment hehe)

Kerri

Mabel 4 and Gus 3

Hi, my ds is 2 1/2 yrs as well and doesn't seem to talk very clearly. He can put two words together but struggles with three and his words are not clear, i just happen to understand him but i notice not many other people seem to understand him. I had thought he was a bit slower with his speech than his sisters were but put it down to him being 3rd bub and a boy. In the meantime the family daycare co-ordinator has mentioned to my daycare mum that he should be saying words clearer and 3 word sentences. He tends to say things like borse for horse and dis for this. I try and say it clear with him over and over but he never gets them right. He attempts lots of words but very few come out right. He also can follow instructions fine. I am not sure whether my next step is speech therapy or do i let it go for a bit longer and see if it improves. I am hoping the daycare mum will help me to make a decision too.

I know i'm not much help but i hope that it helps a little to know that i am going through it too.

Brooke

dd 10.5yrs,dd 6yrs, ds 2.5yrs

Hi Brooke,

Your situation sounds a lot like mine. My son has issues with the same sounds as yours, especially sounds at the start of words. This has gone on since I can remember and I can understand him, but other people are struggling (which is heart breaking) I put it off, pretty much for the same reasons as you, until I was confronted by my child carer who suggested speech therapy. My sons language has continued to develop tho, he can put together sentences, however it has gotten more and more difficult to understand him as the sentences get longer. I am now wishing I had of addresed this earlier. I thought that it may naturally change or that we could change it thru reminders but no real progress has been made. Every child is different and develops at different ages but I guess it never hurts to get an assessment done. They can tell you one way or the other. Then you know for sure. I wish I had done this when I first had concerns a while ago......

Mabel 4 and Gus 3

Hi, Kezza33, thanks for your input, I think i might contact the family daycare co-ordinator myself and see what he thinks and also if he can recommend a speech therapist around here (Newcastle).

The family daycare mum told me this about 6 weeks ago and said that she was going to work on a program with the co-ordinator and as far as i know nothing has been done. I think i might have to take it on board myself and pursue it as i don't want his speech to get worse.

Did speech therapy improve your son's speech and how old was he when he started the therapy. I definately see ds adding more and more words to his vocabulary each day but they are definately not any clearer.
Cheers
Brooke

dd 10.5yrs,dd 6yrs, ds 2.5yrs

Hi Brooke,

We have only just started speech therapy and he has just turned 3. There has been a slight improvement already, we are working on two sounds in particular and through lots of games and reminders, the other day he said funny using an 'f' sound instead of a 'b' sound without being reminded. It was an incredibly satisfying moment, after putting in a lot of hard work. We are still only early days and are seeing the therapist again in first week of September to see whether I can continue at home or whether he will need more appointments. So it really isnt too intensive, just having the knowledge to work with at home (which is where most of it gets done). But they seem to know what they are doing, and I am glad to say there has been change in a short space of time (2-3 weeks). But every child is different and I guess thats why its beneficial to have a proffesional see them. Good luck and I would love to hear how you go. Keep in touch if you would like to.
Kerri

Mabel 4 and Gus 3

Hi Kerri,
I will make some contacts during the week and talk to my daycare co-ordinator for his recommendation and see how we go from there.
Good luck to you to, I would like to keep in touch and see how both son's improve.
Cheers for your help,
Brooke

dd 10.5yrs,dd 6yrs, ds 2.5yrs

My little princess is talking alot more these days ,the other day I told her we were going to a friends house that has a new doggy and once we arrived she said oh mummy doggy…..she says a lot more words but no sentences yet…..I am wondering if I should let her do her own thing….I mean are we being to pushy as each child develops different. I don’t know what to do…..she is a very alert girl I guess im waiting for her to put words in sentences,,,,,,,grrrrrrrrrhelp guys

[Edited on 17/09/2007]

emili 24/02/2005

My grandson, who I have raised since birth, is now 20 months and has never said more than mum mum mum, dad dad dad or bub bub bub - words that first appeared at around 8 months. He's just never said anything more and the babbling only started about 4-5 months ago but he doesn't copy any sounds he hears and also, has only just started to copy face pulling or noise making sounds (like kisses or tongue poking etc). We're having his hearing tested soon and he's on the waiting list for a speech therapist. Mum says that little boys are often slower to do things than girls but I can't help but be anxious.
Hi, my ds has made a little improvement as i'm making a real concerted effort to keep repeating words and sentences over and over. But the problem sounds he was having before are still no better.
I spoke to the doctor and she has sent referrals off to a speech therapist and an ear nose and throat specialist. I am going to have his hearing checked whilst waiting for these to come through and the family daycare are going to give me some exercises to try and help with his pronunciation as well.
The doctor said it will be a few months before he gets into the en&t specialist (he'll be almost 3 then too) so to try the speech therapist and exercises in the mean time but i am still waiting for these appointments too.
So get in early if you think they may need help and at least you'll know one way or another if they need further help.

dd 10.5yrs,dd 6yrs, ds 2.5yrs

My 2.5 year old is only now starting to babble and put 2 -3 words together. We had her assessed about 6 months ago and she has had about 2 month therapy which helped with her frustration cause she couldnt express herself with words. She then went through a change,being very clingy and didnt want to take part in the therapy. So i took her out but things started to change, and she started blurbing out words.
In her assessement, she was about 8 months behind in her talking but her hearing was excellent and we went through her chewing, sucking, feeding experiences which has to do with speech. She was all fine, just behind in talking.
I also put her in preschool one day a week which really helped too. Now her brain is telling her that she should be saying sentences which she tries but puts babble with the words she knows.
I think the worst thing we did was give her what she wanted all the time cause we knew her sign language and word substitution for things. We started challenging her and went back to two word sentences which i am hoping was what started her to talk..

Suzy, nsw 2 girls

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