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childs lack of speech

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Hi everyone

Sorry long time no speak!!!

I have been somewhat busy and my second baby Scarlett is 4 weeks old today.Harrison is 18.5 months and a very lively thing you could say. A bit worried as he only really says mumma, sometimes dadda and hiya. He makes alot of funny noises when he is pointing to something. I know his understanding is ok as he can point to body parts and gets something if you ask him where things are etc but worried about his slow speech. I have got in touch with the speech and language therapist who will refer him but they say they normally leave it till they are 2. Please can anyone help me as i am worrying all the time. Do not think the just having another baby helps either with the worry with pregnancy blues etc.

Any advice of help very appreciated

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AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Hiya. Don't worry about Harrison's speaking, he is still young yet. The SAL therapist is right they won't look at him before he is 2 at the earliest. I have kids in my nursery(3 and 4 year olds) that hardly talk and our SALT won;t touch them until they have had at least 2 terms in the nursery and socialised with other kids. He will get there.

How is baby doing?

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 4 months ago
thank you, think that is the most positive response i have had so far i have been worried sick.

Scarlett is great thanks, she is def a hungry baby. Alot darker hair then her brother. starting to sleep an extra hr at night which is fab x

angelsmomangelsmom
posted 8 years 4 months ago
hayden is about the same age as harrison and he doesnt speak either, all i get out of him is 'hiya' and sometimes a 'down'. im not worried, like harrison he knows what im sayin to him, if i tell him to get his dummy n blankie he will.

they do say boys are lazy so dont stress.

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 4 months ago
thanks again. Just can not seem to stop worrying as all he seems to say this week is mumma.

But yes his understanding is def getting alot better Smile

orc30orc30
posted 8 years 4 months ago
I think it is worse for the eldest child. My eldest didn't really start talking much until after she was 2. However she definitely makes up for it now. I guess they don't get the same interaction with other kids as an only child at a time, especially if mum is a stay at home mum.
Try not to worry too much!!!

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Forgot how lovely and helpful people are on here

Thank you

It makes me feel better that all kids develop at there own pace, as alot of peolpe keep saying why is he not saying more?

He is such a gorgeous active little fella

x

mmpp995mmpp995
posted 8 years 3 months ago
hope all ur babies grow up health and happily.

mmpp995mmpp995
posted 8 years 3 months ago
it's quite normal,each child in the process of growth is different.Try do get more social activities with other kids outside and try to communicate with them more frequently.

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 3 months ago
thank you Smile

He started speech therapy yesterday, we go out most days to see other wee ones.

I am trying everything

x

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 3 months ago
I was going ot say that my EK was the same and then all of a sudden at 23 months he started talking more. We know have days were we cannot stop him talking although he is still below average for a child of his age he is picking more and more words up. When Harrison starts saying a new word is it clear? I'm just wondering weither Harrison is doing the same as EJ. EJ says a word and you know what that word is without any problem's. Like yesterday he said "ba gog" Which is bad dog.

Glad they are taking notice of Harrison's speech though that is great and I hope speech therapy helps him loads

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 3 months ago
thanks again Smile

He still mainly says mumma, sometimes dadda, hiya once a week ,i think its that anyway. The rest is nan nan noises, pappa and baba noises sometimes and loud shreaks more than babble. But this week he did say bah to the sheep on tv and made a kind of monkey noise when monkey on tv which is a big turning point so i was the moon. Funny when your a mum what little things to anyone else is nothing but to you its everything.

They say all kids who start speech late are almost the same by about 5/6. sounds like yours is now doing lots. What was he saying at 19. 5 months can you remember?

Harrison is the most active boy i have ever seen even nursery say he has ants in his pants Smile

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 3 months ago
At 19.5 months he had just started making the babbling noicers that you normally here from a 8 mth old. He said his first words which were mom, dad, cat, hiya and no when he was 20.5 months. He know also say's yes, peas for please, tank you for thank you, rie.rie for his brother, owen for his sister, ous for jiuce, ilk for milk, bic-bic for biscuit, night when he wants to go to bed, good boy when he does thing clever, wee when he has just gone wee in his nappy, got it when he has taken something and found something we have asked him were is and baby. He is only 2 yrs and 2 weeks so it has come on loads but they are still concerned but want to see how he continues to develop over the next 3 months and if he hasn't started sayoing more words then my HV will be happy to make a referal

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 3 months ago
We can not help as parents to worry as i have been

I also feel the normal babble is more since has been 19 months old. Still said nothing more, but fingers crossed he will

The speech therapist suggested using about 10 signs to bring speech on

Sounds like your wee one is doing very well now Smile

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 3 months ago
Baby sign-lanuage is great. I think this is what helped EJ. He still does the sign for all the words he can say and signs the words he wants to say.

I paniced about his speach but then keeped telling myself his sister was the same and know when she talks she sound so grown up and mature so he might do the same. Spoke to my HV yesterday as she is keeping an eye on his speach more closely and she isn't happy with the way it is progress but I am. We have little simply conversations with him know even though his replies are either 1 or 2 words but a conversation is a conversation

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