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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30-07-2013 07:15 #31
09-09-2013 20:25 #32
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?
09-09-2013 20:27 #33Senior Member
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How is your DS going now OP?
09-09-2013 20:34 #34
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"
10-09-2013 07:01 #35
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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26-02-2014 12:23 #38Senior Member
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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.
And if OP sees this, I'm really curious to know how things are going.
26-02-2014 12:57 #39
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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26-02-2014 13:26 #40
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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