Many people may know im concerned about my son not talking yet . He's 2 years 3 months , says car ( without the c ) and mum . That's all .
Understands and follows instructions well , no issues that I can see in any other areas .
The speechie I touch base with every month or so said that it could be two things . Either he's a late talker or may have a language delay . She said she's leaning away from any autism type diagnosis as he shows no signs in that regard ( besides from a dew quirks ) except for the lack of speech . We agreed to be patient , wait it out and see at 3 if he's talking before we explore what the issue could be , while still seeing each other monthly to keep tabs on him.
She's confident at this point in time I'm doing the basic things I can in the home to atleast encourage speaking .
I know I'm jumping the gun , it could be this , it could something else , it could be nothing and he may begin talking . But I just feel so sad all the time that he's not talking :-(
Sad for him that he can't express himself verbally even though he does a great job non verbally . Sad that I may have caused this by doing or not doing something .
I guess I just want to allay my fears , that if it is worst case scenario and he does have a language delay , autism , a speech issue , I don't know , anything , that there's light at the end of the tunnel and he WILL talk . I worry for he's future , will he struggle at school , have friends , get bullied , be HAPPY :-(
. I am soooooo thinking too far ahead and overreacting , I know this, but I can't help it. I have written then deleted a thread on this all week . Feeling petty that if this is the most I have got to worry about at the moment regarding my child that I should feel lucky . Worried that people will think omg here she goes AGAIN about her son not talking . But it feels good to blurt it all out , if I get any nasty replies or none at all ill get over it :-)
I look at him around other two year olds chattering away and feel sad for him.
It doesn't help that I don't have much support in real life , the three people closest to me believe strongly that he will talk when he's ready and I'm worrying too much so I don't discuss this with them .
I guess after this ramble what I would like is to hear from anyone that has first hand experience with speech or language issues ? Anyone with very late talkers ? Any positive stories on late talkers or children with speech delays that have overcome them or improved greatly with help ?
He seems to have no interest at all , and occasionally he looks like he would like to say a word verbally but just doesn't know how to?? Besides from this he babbles and is very vocal with sounds noises he's own little language etc .
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU in advance for any replies . I feel like I've failed DS somehow , wondering where I've gone wrong ?