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Getting my child with aps to talk more

posted 8 years 5 months ago
My son is five now and has aps. He can talk but sometimes its hard to tell what he is saying other times its not. My husband says he doesn't talk enough, how can I get him to talk more?

posted 8 years 5 months ago
I went to look it up but I'm not positive that I found the right thing. What exactly is APS?

I know that sign language helped my daughter a lot. It wasn't that she couldn't talk but that she just didn't know the words so to speak. We also did a lot of mimicking! It honestly didn't matter if it was full words or just babbling sounds. We also tried (and still do) to talk to her as much as possible simply to try to get a response. Anything and everything to get something to come out of her mouth. In time, she began imitating words that we used and repeated somethings that were constantly said around the house. We had to get pretty careful with the way we said things especially those things that tend to fly out of your mouth when upset. While I haven't noticed it helping her much, I am told that reading helps with talking.

posted 8 years 5 months ago
I feel very concerned about what you are going through with your child. My son is turning three in a month and he has not started talking like his peers. A doctor once said it could be hereditary; I guess my husband was a late talker. But I realized with patience, repetition and emphasis; my son's speech is improving.
I'm sure if you inculcate these three principles, you will notice some improvement.

posted 8 years 4 months ago
Is he in a preschool or nursery program? Because I think being with other children his age in a structured program might help with language development. Sometimes when we are home alone with our kids we just know what they want to say, and we have a routine, so they just don't need to talk much. But perhaps being with other children without parent involvement might help.

If he already is in some sort of program, you might want to consider speech therapy. Depending on where you live, there can be government programs that will assess a young child and provide intervention at no cost. It might be something worth looking into.

posted 6 years 10 months ago
Hi dear,
I am really sorry because of what your son is going through. However, I am confident that he can still be helped. Have confidence that your child’s communication skills will grow beyond bounds. You will see him grow and string words together and make sentences that you will marvel at. We already have plenty of apps out there which is helping children learn how to speak; I am sure your son will benefit from this apps. One big mistake that parents make when their children learn to speak is to correct every error the child makes. It frustrates the child, and he may not feel free to say whatever that he wants to say. I just want to encourage you to be a bit liberal and let the child say anything. If he misses a word, don’t freak at him, just try to use the word correctly repeatedly. Teach the child to say his name and the names of the parents. Let him interact with the rest and play with them even if they are younger than him. This way he will be able to catch up.

posted 3 years 5 months ago
Good luck

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