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MY 2 & 1/2 yrs son not talking much..............

Discussion in 'Toddlers' started by kk2008, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. kk2008

    kk2008 Junior IL'ite

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    Hi Every one,

    I have a 2 & 1/2 yrs son who is not talking much. he says some words like mommy, water, bye, ball etc.HE is not saying any sentenses. he reads all alphabets, numbers and shapes. He understands every thing what ever I say. He points out for the things he wanted. Iam trying hard to teach him, he is not paying attention.If i insist him to talk, he is crying. He is good in other things. He plays well, Watch T.V, eats well, sleep well. I started sending him to play school. But I am really worried when i saw the same age kids talking well.Please can any body facing the same situation. Can you please provide me tips to teach my son?

    please need some feed back. Really worried
     
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    just20 Silver IL'ite

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    KK2008,

    Two year boy can talk 2 words together only at max unless super talkative or brought up in india. Please dont compare with other kids, each kid is individual. Girls do things much faster than boys.
    You are sending to play school which is a right thing. That helps him talk more...
    Give him time, when he shows you things and ask for it then you say - Ohh you want this? This is..."XYZ" - that way he will learn to ask for that. Even if you want to do something else like make food ready for him...you can say to him - let me go get ready your meal ready which increases conversation between you too.
     
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    Dear KK,

    Do not worry. Some babies talk only after 3 years of age. It is absolutely normal. My grand daughter who is going to be 3 is still not talking in sentences. MY grand son too started talking when he had completed 3. So nothing to worry at all

    Regards
    Uma
     
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    teacher Platinum IL'ite

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    KK,

    How long has he been in play school? Sometimes interactions with other kids serve as a great motivator...you may see a jump in your hild's oral language due to this.

    Focus on meaningful communication...even if it is with gestures, single or double word phrases, pointing, etc.

    Do his teachers express any concern? As they see many kids of that age they will be able to pick out if something does indeed stand out in your child.

    Scroll down the toddler section...there is another thread where an slp has given lots of suggestions on how to adapt your interactions to help with speech in your kids...

    Oh...and do work on your stress...because that is going to stress him further.
     
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    parvathi1980 Platinum IL'ite

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    All kids are different and do not succumb to peer pressure. My son was also a late talker...his pre school principal tried to convince me that he was autistic. Keep talking to your kid. That is the only way they learn. My son is 4.5 now and is not too far behind. I had a bitter experience with his pre school principal sending us to one specialist who now I think was a fraud. She told us he has ADH and a day later she decided that he could be autistic as well...we went thru hell but never once believed that he has a prob...finally wen he was 3 we found a very good sppech therapist who without labelling the child helped him tremendously...one thing -your child is unique and u just need to talk more to him. My son picked up inspite of people putting labels on him.
     
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    Soumedh Silver IL'ite

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    Stop worrying,all children have different pace of growing as well as talking.

    If there is lot of explosure only to mother toungue then they will pick up that fast.

    My sister's daughter started properly talking only when she was enrolled to nursery,say within fifteen days she was talking like parrot.She was llittle late despite being in a joint family and there was full attention from grandparents, all the time family members also kept talking to her.

    Your son may pick up english fast as he spends his time in school with other children.At home you keep conversing with him and also read some story books.Try not give him things when he points out something make sure he gets it after saying its name :) do this especially for his favourite things :)

    RGDS
     
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    kk,

    nothing to be worried much in ur sons's case, since he has started picking up words, just a matter of a few months to make statements..one good thing is that he has joined play school..i can relate my dd to the same case scenario, but she started picking up words so fast once she was put in play school..so just wait and notice the progress..

    cheers,
    maha
     
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    Kk,

    Is your son exposed to one at home and and another at school? I assume so coz your place of residence says US...it is inevitable that children who are developing bilingually show a delay in comparison to those who are exposed to just one language.
     
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    Thanks for your replies. I just started sending him play school. I checked with his teacher at preschool. She said he is completely normal. He is acting normal ,playing with kids, showing intertest in learning and said may be late talker. Actually here my mistake also there. I never spent time with him in teaching as i had immediate pregnacy and after that i was busy in taking care of baby. I also make him to sit and watch T.V for most of the time as i was busy in taking care of baby. Do you think may be this is the reason for his late talking?

    The problem with my son is he knew names of all things, When i ask him to get the things he will get it. But never say the names. For example if I ask get the chair, he will, get the remote he will. I am working hard to make him say, but he is very stubborn and just ignore. When ever he has mood he repeats, Other wise just keep quiet.

    I dont know how to make my son take. Do you guys think he is normal. Do i need to take him to therapist? My musband saying we will wait for 6 more months as we just stated sending him to school . I dont know what to do. I am thinking about this and worring all the time.
    Need your valuble suggetions,

    Thanks,
    Keerthi
     
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    KK,
    you have a good insight into what you need to do...no tv:) Let him play a lot -with other children, with his toys, and other materials around the house. Please do not teach...instead talk, talk and talk...you are his language model...be descriptive in your language and enjoy him...his teachers will tell you if they see a lag...remember they get to see other kids of his age too...so they will be able to identify if he falls outside the range. I won't say don't worry-just use it productively...don't stress though...kids will always pick up on our stress and react to it.
     
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