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Your baby's speech appears to be delayed

Useful information on ways to cope if your baby's speech, communication or language skills appear to be delayed including information on toddler speech therapy.
What should I do if my child's speech appears to be delayed?

You should talk to your family doctor if you have any concerns about your child's speech or language development. Your doctor may decide to refer you to a speech therapist, a health professional trained to evaluate and treat people who have speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders (including hearing impairment) that affect their ability to communicate.

The speech therapist will talk to you about your child's communication and general development. He or she will also evaluate your child with special speech and language tests. A hearing test is often included in the evaluation because a hearing problem can affect speech and language development.

Depending upon the test results, the speech therapist may suggest activities for home to stimulate speech and language development. These activities may include reading to your child regularly; speaking in short sentences using simple words so that your child can successfully imitate you; or repeating what your child says, using correct grammar or pronunciation. The speech therapist may also recommend group or individual therapy or suggest further evaluation by other health professionals such as an audiologist, trained to identify and measure hearing loss, or possibly a developmental psychologist.

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Hi, i have 1 daughter, 2years 1month old,
Until now he cannot comunicate well,he has minimal eye contact,
big emotion when he was very angry
He only communicate with his body language,
showing his finger if he want something,
sometimes
he grabbed my hand to pick something.
I really need your advice,
pls help me,
thks
by malar24 19th Dec 2011, 4:39pm
hi my name is mary kindly advice me when is the right time for a child to start walking if a child has been sickish does that slow their development like walking talking etc.
by marychendakazungu 22nd Dec 2010, 9:15am
Hi my name is Kelly, I have a two year old son who's vocabulary complies of a whole 5 words!
Mam, Daddy, Car, Ball, Yeah
He makes funny little grunting noises to express what he is trying to communicate with us, we have made an appointment with the Health Visitor to see if they can advise us further.

I hope its not serious, I don't think for one moment he is deaf, maybe has difficulties with distinguishing between sounds!

Has any one else noticed that the majority of concerned complaints from parents are parents of boys!

Is this as they are "Lazy" so my 85 year old gran says!

he he

Kelly
x
by kellyh31 10th Nov 2010, 2:02pm
Hi, I have 8 years old daughter and 2 years 5 month old son.
My daughter start speak early, but my son still doesn't speak. He only communicate with his body language. His been once in speech therapist and them come back to are home once.
Them give us some paper's with activities to do at home with my son, but nothing helped yet. Hi have review in 3 month. So hi is on waiting list for the next appointment.
The speech therapist told us there are some group session, but them are full.
We came from Portugal, so we speak at home Portuguese, because my son's father doesn't speak an English, but we have English TV, books and DVDs.
I need your advice,
please help me!
Thanks
by mhanustiakova 11th Aug 2010, 5:28pm
my son is 1year 2months yet he doesnt say one word
by denz 18th May 2010, 5:15pm
Hi, i have 1 son, 2years 1month old,
Until now he cannot comunicate well,he has minimal eye contact,
big emotion when he was very angry
He only communicate with his body language,
showing his finger if he want something,
sometimes
he grabbed my hand to pick something.
I really need your advice,
pls help me,
thks
by ishu 14th Dec 2009, 9:40am
my son will be two in a fortnights time and i am really worried about his speech development. he has said a couple of words now and again but once he says each word a few times he then forgets about them. the only words he has really ever said are; no (which he stopped saying about 4 months ago), mummy (which he says alot..although i dont think he knows who 'mummy' is) and he is trying to say; here (i think he knows what he means when he says this). i cant stop worrying because i think he should be saying alot more than what he is. anyone got any advice??
by cheekysaz 26th Oct 2009, 12:53pm
Hi, i have 1 son, 2years 1month old,
Until now he cannot comunicate well,he has minimal eye contact, big emotion when he was very angry
He only communicate with his body language, showing his finger if he want something, sometimes
he grabbed my hand to pick something. I really need your advice, pls help me, thks
by krnath 7th Oct 2009, 9:49am
Dear sir,
Hai..my name agnes from Indonesia, I have 1 son , 1 year and eight month years old .
Until now he cannot comunicate well,he has minimal eye contact, big emotion when he was very angry
He only communicate with his body language, showing his finger if he want something, sometimes
he grabbed my hand to pick something. I really need your advice, pls help me, thks
by plica 3rd Jun 2008, 8:53am

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