+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    631
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    97
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default 30 month old speech questions...

    Hi Everyone

    Just wanting to know if anyone else's LO's have ever started repeating the last letter when they say a word? (Eg. Yes s s s s, cat t t t t) My DS has just started doing it. He has said these sorts of words perfectly before and if its in the middle of a sentence he says them perfectly, it's only if its the word on it's own. I'm not sure if its just a faze or if we should see someone about it.

    Any advice would be fantastic.

    TIA
    Last edited by MarkandSandy; 30-11-2012 at 08:25.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    631
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    97
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default 30 month old speech questions...

    Bump, not sure if it came up in the new posts. It didn't on my phone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Adelaide SA
    Posts
    4,843
    Thanks
    716
    Thanked
    733
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default 30 month old speech questions...

    It sounds like a form of stuttering.

    My ds started stuttering at the beginning of sentences and I became concerned. However, I read that they can often stutter when their minds are working faster than their mouths and have so many ideas/thoughts to try and express.

    Ds has drastically decreased the amount of stuttering recently and seems to have taken another leap forward in terms of his speech.

    I wonder if your son is doing the same thing, but on the end of sentences as he thinks of the next thing??

    My ds has just turned 3 so you have an idea of age similarity.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Adelaide SA
    Posts
    4,843
    Thanks
    716
    Thanked
    733
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default 30 month old speech questions...

    ....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,920
    Thanks
    1,148
    Thanked
    953
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Funniest Caption
    My DD does this at the beginning of sentences, wwwwwe are going or yyyyyyyyou etc. I took her to drs and specialists but i got told the same thing that it is a phase and she will grow out of it.

    I mentioned my concern to the director at her childcare centre and a few days later she came and spoke to me and what she said made sense.

    DD is very smart and quick for her age, she is probable thinking faster then she can talk. She is also still in the babies section (childcare is broken up in to 2 groups - 0 - 3 & 3+) the director suggested that because dd did not have that many children to interact with speech wise maybe putting her into the 3+ group would be beneficial (she is 2.5).

    WELL! It worked really well, her speech has improved dramatically. Unfortunately now she can be understood more clearly she can get the attitude that she is picking up from the older kids across to me crystal clear. Hmmm

    bit long winded hope this helps!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default 30 month old speech questions...

    Hi, I'm a speech therapist and it sounds like stuttering to me. No huge worry in early days, it definitely can be something kids grow out of, but if it doesn't stop / gets worse / they are distressed by it etc do see a speech therapist. Its easy to fix up, but if they aren't one of kids that grow out of it, it is harder to treat later on as it gets 'entrenched'.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,920
    Thanks
    1,148
    Thanked
    953
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Funniest Caption
    Quote Originally Posted by Lib it View Post
    Hi, I'm a speech therapist and it sounds like stuttering to me. No huge worry in early days, it definitely can be something kids grow out of, but if it doesn't stop / gets worse / they are distressed by it etc do see a speech therapist. Its easy to fix up, but if they aren't one of kids that grow out of it, it is harder to treat later on as it gets 'entrenched'.
    Do you mind if i ask how old they are before you should start to worry and seek help?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Home, where my life lies waiting, silently, for me.
    Posts
    8,990
    Thanks
    3,308
    Thanked
    1,659
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    sounds like hes just playing with the sounds.
    My DD doesnt do it, but it doesnt sound unusual.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    408
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    67
    Reviews
    0
    My boy is 31 months and a few months back he was doing the stuttering thing but it only lasted two weeks, its good to read someone else had this happen and it meant their minds were working too fast. Maybe its the same how your child envensizes letters at the end.

    If i were you I'd just wait till see if it passes as it could be a phase and if not there isn't any harm in making an appointment to see a speech pathologist but as you say he is talking perfectly before so I'm sure he will again when the phase passes.

    I have 3 friends were are seeing speach pathologists with kids roughly same age as their kids aren't talking at all so at least you have nothing to worry about there.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by butterfli; 01-12-2012 at 20:48.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    902
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    30
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi

    DD1 went to speech therapy for stuttering when she was around 3 and a half years old. It lasted for around a year (but each child is different with regards to the amount of treatment required). My suggestion is, make note of whether it is a phase, when it starts/ends, is it whole word repetition/sounds, etc. If it doesn't stop by the time your child is around 4 years old, see a speech therapist. They'd analyse the speech and give you a better idea of what it is. The earlier these get picked up, the better for therapy (in case you need it). And don't worry too much .


 

Similar Threads

  1. Laparoscopy next month. Questions.
    By Liddybugs in forum General Health
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-07-2012, 14:29
  2. Speech delay/ grommets - 29 month old
    By ~ElectricPink~ in forum Development Stages
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-04-2012, 12:16
  3. 17 month old speech
    By crunchie in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-12-2011, 09:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
LCF Fun Languages Australia
We offer foreign language lessons for children 2-12 yrs in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian or German as after-school and preschool clubs or private language tuition. This is play-based, full immersion language learning with proven results!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!