Slow speech in toddlers

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Although he is still in speech classes twice a week, and people outside of the family sometimes have a hard time understanding him - he has come a long way. Again, as the same with my daughter...sometimes we can not get him to stop talking. Hang in there and just do the tests one at a time. My children could only be understood by family - and sometimes they couldn't even understand them - we used a lot of motions and pointing.
Oh, mother in law's, don't you love them? Mine gave her two cents on everything which was very unwelcome. Once, when my first son was one and my second son was a baby, I told her that my second son, the baby was trying to roll over and I didn't want him to start doing that. I was half kidding but in truth, the mobility thing is a big step up in chasing kids around when I already had a young toddler that I was fine if he was slow to do it. She told me . . .
Then perhaps, you could get some speech therapy for him at no cost. And remember, lots of kids are slow with speech and have NO DELAYS AT ALL!!!! So just keep the physical activity high, talk to him all the time, read and play with him whenever possible!! Social interaction is good too as some of other kids skills his age in terms of communicating with peers will rub off on him. Set up a playdate or join a play group. Good luck!!
Another thing that helps slow kids down and regulate their nervous system is swinging. We've used it a lot in my DD's speech therapy. We're hoping to get a swing for our home since she loves it so much!
Yes she can push herself up with her arms but just throws a fit. She screams as if being on her tummy hurts her. Also she has no interest in holding her own bottle yet. Should I be worried or is she still young for these things? My boys are 8 and 5 in which I just can't remember when they did stuff like this. I know this is not pregnancy related but thanks for any and all help.
He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
His speech is slow in comparison to how his 3yr old sisters was at that age but you can see he knows what you're saying. I just get so frustrated with him,I don't like smacking my children and am unsure if I should be concerned or just over reacting,would really appreciate some advice and feedback if possible?
We just started turning off the TV altogether and forcing her to interact with us as before this she was consumed in the TV. She's not great at playing pretend, but the speech therapist told us to "follow her lead" so just let her do whatever she wants and give her a running commentary of ONE word - it works. For example when she wants to play football, we keep saying "ball" over and over or "kick" or "throw" or "catch".
My friend's son had only a language delay (said no words and had no language at 25 months), and he spent 9 months in First Steps speech therapy, and by age 3, he was speaking at age appropriate level. But, if he didn't go through speech therapy, he probably would have been behind at age 3. He's 4 now, and got assessed by the school system again, and he's still at age appropriate level.
Recently my 3 yr old has been going to a psychiatrist and they gave him clonidine for ADHD, he's on the smallest possible dose! It seems to help slow him down but he's still downright mean!!! He doesnt think twice about pulling hair, hitting, pinching, and even biting. Adults and other children. Most of the time he does it when he thinks he is being restrained or when another child is too close, giving him a look or trying to take something away from him. He is such a bully!!
is there anything to worry about or should i contact someone in like infants and toddlers program? by the way he does understand everything that you say to him. he was a little slow with walking and sitting up all so.
As a student in the Interpreting/Transliterating field and an avid proponent of teaching babies sign language, I couldn't DISAGREE more with the statements regarding delay of speech in children taught sign language...here's a few stats about babies/children taught sign language...
I have tryed to teach him the basics, like mama, dada etc, but he just won't. My doc said that toddlers usually speak 5-7 words by now, and it has me worried. I always wonder if their is something that I am not doing right, or if I should be worring as much as I am. All responses are much appriciated, as well as any tips on how to teach him.
Hi, We are beginning the evaluation process for our 22 1/2 month old but as we are also in the process of moving back to the U.S. The process is slow and I would like more info now if possible. Our daughter has gross motor delay (she rolled over, sat up, and crawled late, and is still not walking on her own) but I am also concerned about speech and possibly social problems. She was a very passive newborn, but a happy, very smiley baby.
Most of the research I have read indicate that it is normal for young children to be dysfluent in their speech at times. Sometimes, they just have trouble saying things as quickly as they are thinking them or feel very passionate/nervous/excited about what they are going to say. Of course, if it continues to be a cause of concern for you and his father, feel free to have a professional evaluate your son.
This behavior is fairly common for two year olds, but I think it is important to address. Often parents and their toddlers find themselves battling for control in the house. One developmental challenge for toddlers is learning which things are under their control and which are not. It is very easy for parents to give toddlers too much control because it avoids tantrums. But, ultimately, this pattern is often more disruptive to the family as toddler's demands become more pervasive or extreme.
For our daughter we had her in early intervention, and extra therapy, we were always told she had low muscle tone, and she still has speech therapy, we can understand her now, but even through last year it was hard to understand her. She does have many delays in school, speech, physically, reading, writing, math, pretty much everything, but she is progressing slowly but consistently.
While dozing off last night, my right shoulder started burning. Got up in the middle of the night and had the usual leaden feeling in my legs, hobbled to the bathroom. (Along with the sarcastic thought in my head, gosh I hate this deadness in my legs, must be that sinusitis I have, NOT!) Woke up this am, felt tightness in shins, thighs, numbness & tingling in both feet. Went to Mass, okayish but something is not right with my legs.
Your twins were born very early, so the therapy is probably just a precaution to help ease your worries as well. A therapist is so much more in tuned to what your babies' bodies need to be doing, can show you exercises and games to help your baby. My baby had to go to physical therapy for torticollis (her head was turned to one side and she couldn't/wouldn't turn it the other direction or straight because her neck muscles were so tight). Physical therapy was fun for us.
Nobody really answered this mom's question. I don't know the answer either because I don't know what exactly this baby is accomplishing. As a nurse who takes care of trachea/vent babies and toddlers, I have encountered children who are quite obviously severely brain damaged, but somehow the parents think that maybe when the trachea/vent/gastric tube are gone, that child will start progressing and catch up to his/her peers.
he was probably a little behind up until age 1 where hearing was involved so in return speech was a little slow. So really...I think that the words he's saying now at 15 months are pretty good for all that he's dealt with ear wise! Thanks again for your feedback!
he has to touch someone, he is always hanging on me or trying to touch me inappropriately (for his age now, but a lot of that is due to him having a baby brother who's nursing), he can’t just give a normal kiss without sliming someone’s face with his spit, we are always getting on to him to either be more careful and calmer around his baby brother or not touch him at all (last night when in the bed with me for prayers, he was poking his brother in the head while he was nursing, after I’d alread
DS (who will be 3 in 2 weeks) has been at the same daycare (a home daycare in our neighbourhood) for the last 2 years when I returned to work after my year-long maternity leave (I'm in Canada). We considered ourselves very fortunate to have found someone so qualified (she's got a college degree in Early Childhool Education and has 3 kids of her own) and interested in providing a stimulating, educational environment for the children she watched.
Many kids have speech issues and actually infants begin working with a speech pathologist on feeding issues. They so often go hand in hand. Therapies as a child are generally laid out in a fun way and can work on any issues or skills that a child might need. With good/eating issues, our occupational therapist has helped us a lot. Above are things she helped me with.
Once he was switched to soy bean formula some of the crankiness disappeared. As he became a toddler he was a little slow at learning to walk ( he was 14 months old) but he actually was one of the most delightful toddlers I had the pleasure to be around. He was quite affectionate and truly enjoyed the company of adults over children his own age. He was amazingly content to play by himself and took great joy in certain movies that he would repeatedly watch when allowed too.
The crib broke when u wr 2 to 2 1/2. In Iowa u had no speech at all. Whetever thoughts u had, we couldnt hear! Maybe this is why AC's are non verbal, when they think their "thought sentences" are considered speech? Just an idea. We didnt want u out of the crib running around for obvious reasons.
My 2 y/o dd is displaying many out of the norm behaviours that all together do not look good. I cannot say whether it could be PDD-NOS or not, bc they are not exactly consistent in nature. Here are her behavorial issues: Terrified of strangers: covers eyes until they leave or cry's if they attempt contact, even family if she hasn't seen then in a week or so she will be "shy" for about 10 min. or so. She is especially terrified of men with deep voices!
And it was as simple as him having a speech delay and reacting to a change in his environment. Crazy. I see this stuff all the time. Professionals coming up with all these diagnoses for kids, all these complicated things, when it's usually simply a matter of the child being immature, reacting to a change in their environment, speech delay, etc. I think children are being overdosed way too much for ADHD too. I talked to an Audiologist about this.
Just yesterday his therapist told me he has a lot of immediate echolalia in his speech. She will ask him a question...a very simple question that I think at his age he should comprehend and be able to answer. Instead...he will just repeat her question back to her just as she asked him. She said I dont think he understands what I'm asking him. Simple things...like...what do we need when it's raining outside (umbrella!).....
Sometimes I'm so lost and depressed its hard to take in. I don't know how to deal with it. My proceesing of things in my head are slow, very hard time hearing. I have been on medication for 12 yrs now(jantoven).. recently doctor took me off of it. Hopefully my husband and I can have a baby. They said the chance for another stroke is slim. I'm scared and really happy because taking those pills over, no more restrictios of what I can eat/ or cold medicines/ no more blood draw or prescriptions.
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