View Full Version : going on three n not talkin
03-22-2009, 04:52 PM
I just wondered if there is any mother advice out there for me i have a two n a half year old n he is not talkin yet at all. I dont know wat to do i have tried everything out there well that i can think of. When he was about 15 mos he was talkin so good for wat u would expect a 15 mo old to do. Even the doc had told us from wat we were saying he was doing n sayin that he was on the leval of a 18 mo old at the time. then by the time that he turned two if not before then he just stopped everything n no one can figure out y. I have been asked if there is anything major that happenend in his life that would have caused it n i cant think of anything. His doc has not seemed to be to worried about it, in the past. For a long time everyone tells me to wait it out n he will just start talkin one day well im tired of waitin n if there is something really wrong i am just prolonging it but playing the waiting game. I have him in speech classes all ready but that will end soon they dont work with kids over three years old. So then where am i left? I have had a hearing test done on him n they say that came out just fine. He does have a big history of ear infections n the ENT wants to put tubs in but i have to come up with the money for that first. so that is on hold for now but i dont know if that is going to help the speech. I dont know wat else to do where else to go what to try next so if yall have any thoughts plzzzzzzzz let me know. Or if u have been in my seat or know someone who has plz let me know wat they did. Thanks for ur time.
03-22-2009, 06:26 PM
Maybe this link can help you find a speach therapist near you. I don't know anyone who's had this problem, but it does sound to me like something happened to make him stop talking. Of course I'm not an expert on this kinda thing, and I can only give my thoughts on the matter. Some children will generalize. If something happened to scare the crap out of him, and he was talking when it happened. He may believe that it happened because he was talking so he stopped.
03-23-2009, 09:23 AM
Has he completely stopped talking, or just stopped progressing in his language development? Either way, you should have him evaluated as soon as possible. Losing language skills can be a sign of autism or other developmental issues, and early diagnosis can help minimize problems later on. It may just be a phase he's going through, but I'd get him evaluated just to be sure.
03-23-2009, 08:22 PM
thanks for the ideas yall have gave. N the web site link i will be checking into. That was a different idea we had not thought of about him stopped talkin becoz maybe he got scared of something, that could be but i dont know it seems like this long he would had got over that. But he has not completely stopped talking or well should i say making sounds. its almost like he has gone back to the baby stages makes sounds n ect they start doing when they r real lil but he doent seem to get anything put together with all that he does. for everything he wants he points or takes us to it n shows us. N yes i have tried the thing about not giving it to him till he says wat he wants but when we do that it does sound like that he tries to come out with it but he just cant get the letters n sound together for the word. i dont know anymore we have a doc apt tomorrow n two more speech classes tomorrow so we will see wat happens with that n try to talk to the doc more but she just doesnt seem like it is a big deal n she has always been really good with him since birth so i kinda dont think it is she is a bad doc or whatever but we will see. n thanks again
03-25-2009, 09:37 PM
A lot of people tell me boys take longer to speak..I was a late talker my mom said i spoke at 3, my husband was also in speech. I think it is genetic because my son also has a speech delay...I hate it when people start talking to him n he just stares at them..I always jump in but now i'm gonna say F it. If he wants to reply he will,,I'm sick of other people making me feel (with no other words to describe it) bad:(
03-26-2009, 12:06 AM
Does he seem like a happy boy? If so, I wouldn't worry - probably a phase. If you're gut is telling you otherwise, there is no harm in taking him to another doctor for a second opinion - and to make sure it is not a physical problem.
03-26-2009, 12:44 PM
I think you need to consider autism... I am NOT saying he is autistic, but I have been told that one of the signs is not doing things a child once did before, or regressing. Don't panic, but ask your doctor or a specialist about it.
03-28-2009, 03:56 PM
Oh yea i for got i should have added in the begining that he knows a lot of sign language that I started teaching him when he was very lil. He has always caught on to it pretty fast. some people say that, that could have stopped him from wanting to talk or feel like there is a need to do so. But when i ask about that in his speech classes they tell me no n that i should keep teaching it to him that it is very good that he knows it. But i dont know i have a lot of mixed feelings about this. Does any one have any thoughts about that n sign language, do u think it is a good idea or no?
03-28-2009, 04:57 PM
I guess my questions is, What does his current speech therapist say? Is he progressing in his language skills? My DD is (4) years old and is delayed in her fine motor skills. When she was younger she attended a program called Early On and also aged out of thier program. Knowing that she was delayed, we enrolled her in a Preschool program to see if that would help, as her pediatrician was also no help and only telling us that kids progressed differently. Her teacher at the Preschool mentioned the delay to us at her recent conference and was able to direct us to a program in our area. We live in Michigan and were referred to the Abilities Center. Has anyone in the current center made any suggestions to you for continuing therapy? Have they said whether or not a preschool program will help or if it is recommended? Preschool starts at 3 years old in Michigan and we have both tuition based centers (which my daughter attends) and also Head Start programs that are state funded for those who are experiencing financial hardships.
If you contact your local Board of Education or an elementary school in your area, they may be able to direct you to some type of program. I found that if I didnt stay active in my search for assistance with my daughter, she would just be left behind. I am not sure yet whether or not the program we were referred to is a free program or if we will have to pay for it. Because of this, I have also had my DD Preschool director type up a letter stating her delay and will be presenting this to her pediatrician in early April. I am hoping if the program through the school is not free that my insurance will pay for OT with a referral from her doctor. Just another avenue that you could explore.
PS: Please do not jump on the Autism wagon. Just because he is delayed, doesnt mean he is Autistic. Maybe he just needs a little help!
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