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    Thanks sounds quite similar to my DD. Rewards charts and explaing it to her won't work so not sure why family constantly put pressure on her. It's hard as they don't really understand how a speech delay can limit some tasks.

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    It is frustrating when family and friends don't understand that something as simple as what do you want to eat can be a huge challenge to work out (all day every day)or spending forever trying to work out what she is wanting. The sad thing is I feel she is missing out, she can't answer simple questions that people ask and I haven't been able to enrol her in many extra curricular activities because she can't communicate with instructors and she just gets frustrated. Anyway I'm moving away from topic. I think you should just hold off that little bit longer and try again and if that doesn't work give a little more time and try again. If anyone makes comment just tell them she is going to be toilet trained in her own time and it's not a concern of theirs so they don't need to worry about it.

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    My daughter Is three. And has global delays... including speech delay.
    We're not really toilet training but her OT and ST both say we need to have her sit and get used to the toilet. So that's what we do. I'm actually having to fill out a chart for the OT so she can see if she's even ready for it. I'll post a pic. I'm just waiting until she's ready. She's still in a cot and I still use a change table. I try not to let other judgment get to me about this stuff.
    As for the language. .. do you use sign language much? I've been using this with my daughter since she was tiny and it really helps. They pick them up so quickly. And she uses quite a few to tell me something. Alongside attempting the verbal language. Plus we use visuals... I have little pictures of her doing daily routine stuff. One of them is her sitting on the toilet!

    I also feel your pain @lilywithme.... when people talk at DD and she doesn't reply I often chime in with 'she doesn't have a lot of language' to take the pressure off.
    I do still take her to activities. .. I just try to guide her and encourage her.
    One thing I will say is that the receptive language (what they hear and understand) can actually be quite good. So modeling language and talking all the time can really help.
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    Thanks TamTam. She has a receptive and expressive delay and been working with speech therapy since 18 months. I usually judt tell strages that she is going through a stranger danger phase when she won't answer. To everyone else I'm just honest and tell them that she has delay and is not sure how to answer yet. Most are happy with that. We use photo cards and a daily timetable board. I find if she knows whats happening next then she is less frustrated.


 

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