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    My third son was a pretty late talker, he didn't say much at all until 2.5 - 3 yrs old. I was a little concerned and had him assessed by an audiologist, his hearing was just fine, and he understood us fine as well.

    I didn't take any further action, and now at 4.5 he will not be quiet!! Talks the leg off a chair.

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    My DD is 18 months and says mumum, dadad, nanan, and occasionally car, gone and down.

    im a little concerned but not completely, but I wonder what speech therapy is all about. Does it basically teach children how to talk using verbal games and activities? If so, I also wonder if there are any books that do the same for parents while waiting to get in to see a specialist?

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    How is your DS going now OP?

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    Follow your gut instinct.

    Apparently my mother had me assessed when I was two as I never spoke.... After lots if testing she discovered that I just wasn't talking to people. She found me playing with my dolls one day, happily talking away... She tells me I took one look at her and shut up instantly. It wasn't that I couldn't talk, apparently just chose not too. I have to say, to this day I'm still not much of a talker. <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    My DD is 18 months and says mumum, dadad, nanan, and occasionally car, gone and down.

    im a little concerned but not completely, but I wonder what speech therapy is all about. Does it basically teach children how to talk using verbal games and activities? If so, I also wonder if there are any books that do the same for parents while waiting to get in to see a specialist?
    I'd recommend you looking for a book called It takes Two to Talk . It goes with a course from Hanen which is "best practice" in Speech Therapy. The courses are run by Hanen qualified speech pathologists. I am doing one at the moment called Target Words. It's for late talkers, DS has just turned 2 and has about 10-15 words. Here is a link to some info http://www.hanen.org/Home.aspx If your interested in courses contact speech therapists in your area to see if they are qualified. I was lucky as my course is run through community health so is free. You can buy the Hanen books and DVDs in Australia here http://dartproducts.com.au/hanenstor...?id_category=8
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    Found two great blogs yesterday for language development

    http://thelittlestories.com/blog/

    http://www.playingwithwords365.com/

    some great ideas on both for encouraging speech. I was reading the first one all day and then trying things

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    How is your DS going now OP?
    Sorry, I just saw these posts.
    Ds is 19m now, we have seen the paed, he would like 6 words by 2yrs bday.
    We have a hearing test this Friday.
    I also have spoken to a private speech therapist we'll use.

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    I found this thread when searching for 'first words'. And I'm so glad. A lot of the search results were posts of people writing about their 6/9/12 month old talking x number of words or even in sentences. It's good to know that there are other late talkers out there.

    So THANKS!
    And if OP sees this, I'm really curious to know how things are going.

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    What do you define as not speaking words? My 16 month old only says dada and the rest is gibberish but I didn't think that was an issue until 2 years+?

    He knows things like if I say where's dada he goes to look for him, finds his giraffe when I ask where it is, his water, etc but never repeats words back to me. That's not normal for 16/17 months?
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    Not me personally but one of my brothers was quite late in talking. Mum says she remembers taking him to a specialist who asked if he had a bossy older sibling (which he did!) and said not to worry too much. My eldest sister - an early talker - would say things like "We want a drink" "We are hungry" so my brother just didn't bother until about 3!

    Didn't Einstein not speak until about 4? And I heard Geoffrey Robertson (a QC & one of the worlds best human rights lawyers) in an interview talk about how he didn't speak until 4. And is obviously now one of the most eloquent speakers in the world!


 

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