View Full Version : Stuttering/Understanding
Hi all, just woundering if there's anyone out there in BH land with a child who stutters or is having difficulty understanding? I was just wondering if they stutter worse because they dont understand what's being said or if that doesnt really matter? DD is 3 1/2, still rarely puts together a sentence and replys to questions with what she thinks I want to hear
(eg: Q: What did you do today? Answer: Victoria,
Q: How was your day? A: Victoria,)
DD sees a speech thearapist and this is helping with the stutter, but I'm still waiting for an assesment from the educational someone to see how delayed her learning is.
Any advice would be great:D
My half brother used to stutter growing up... however his sentences on the whole were relevant... is sturrering was more tot he point that his mind was going too fast to be able to get the words out... he was later deemed "gifted"
I'm not sure in this case what the best thing to do is, however, knowing what I know about chidl development I would say children learn from what they hear, and the more appropriate language your daughter hears, the better... e.g. at the dinner table ask family/friends the same questions as you ask your child, and maybe ask your child after she hears someone elses responce.
Sometimes child answer differently because of confusion. e.g. a child I know answers: what's your name? A: name
This is not because she doesn't know her name, but more so because she speaks another language at home and gets confused. mum explained in BOTH languages and now she answers correctly (this child is the same age as your daughter) - do you speak anothe rlanguage at home?
Hi thanks for the reply, no we dont speak another language at home, but the mind to fast for the mouth thing sounds relevent, maybe I might bring that up with speech lady. We are trying to talk amongst ourselves alot so we'll see how that goes.:fingerscrossed:
Thanks for your input. :)
Oh, one more thing... for the time being I would try to ask closed questions, ones where she only has to reply with a yes or no. This will make her think about what she is replying, and slowly you can buuild up to other answers-
e.g. did you do a painting today A: yes
Was it a big painting? A:Yes
Did you use blue? A: No
This will help in slowing down to think through answers ;) very very normal in the age group
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