angie2008 (283.2 days ago) My daughter is 3 almost 4 and she didn`t really start talking until she was 2. She said a few words here and there (not many at all) but she understood what I was saying. WHen she turned 2, her language exploded and she started saying everything. Now she is almost 4 and doesn`t stop talking and speaks much better than most kids her age.
KR (284.1 days ago) Hi LH, I also live in BC. Our province has so many amazing resources that are available to us parents who have children with speech delays. My son is 5 and i was able to tell around the age of 2 that he wasnt picking things up at the rate he should have been. He could understand what i asked of him, but couldnt speak to me about things. I put my son into daycare (even if its a couple days a week, it helps) and noticed improvements. If your put your LO into a daycare center, Fraser Health can help and will make visits to see him. Thats what we did and they offer so much help and support until your LO is ready for school. They give the daycare and family help. If your doctor believes their is a speech delay, go to canada revenue and get the child disability form (part of child tax) and you can get extra funds to help with his support needs (they attach it to your CTB payment) It will get better with time, my son is doing so much better, and im not worried about sending him to school anymore. GL =) if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. -KR
MommyLH (284.3 days ago) I take my son to play group twice a week, that was a suggestion from my doctor because he says some kids just need to be around other kids to stimulate them to start talking. We have been doing that since he was 18 months in hopes there would be some form of result, but still nothing. One doctor even used the term lazy for my son because he is very independent and hasn`t had a `real need` to talk yet (eg. If he is thirsty he takes his cup, we have a water dispenser, puts his cup under and presses the button. Or when he`s hungry he walks to the fridge, we open it, and his food is all within reach and picks something to eat.)
goingfornumber3 (284.4 days ago) my son wasn`t saying as many words as i thought he could and i knew he knew what the words were at that age. so what i did was bought the `your baby can read` box set at babies r us. the dvds had little kids saying the words and showing the pictures. and he started using words after watching it. i think it helped to see kids and babies speaking (at the time his sister was only a few months old so he didn`t have any examples his own age). i also let him watch `baby boost` on demand on cable and he picked up colors, shapes, and animals. but i was always with him singing, dancing, clapping, and repeating the words too. it was a bonding moment because i didn`t want the tv/dvds being his primary teacher. and reading definitely helps. i found one book he loved and read that story over and over and over again. he`s 3 now and can read some on his own and he never shuts up lol.
MommyLH (284.4 days ago) I spend a lot of time going through books and he points to all of the pictures and wants to know names ect but never tries to say the words. We also use flash cards to try to get him to talk and learn words and of course the daily what we are doing, where we are, and whats around us talk.
MommyLH (284.4 days ago) My son is 21 months old. He has only ever said mamma and dadda. Now he won`t even say that. He babbles but doesn`t talk or even attempt to try to talk. He understands words when i talk to him but has never tried to repeat or copy anything. We have been to the doctor, going again at the end of the week. We have seen an audiologist and there is no issues with his hearing. We have been to a speech therapist but they are not concerned and will not intervene until he is over 3 apparently. I am the only on who seems to think this is important or needs to be addressed, and i had to fight just to see these people to have them evaluate him. Anyone have any suggestions or advice who has gone through or is currently going through this.