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is this normal for a 2.11 boy not yet talking?

my son is 2.11 year old and yet just starting to utter word? is this normal? up to what age is the maximum of a boy to speak fuently? he is also a hyperactivity child, he's now on occupational theraphy and speech theraphy, i decided to put him in preschool this coming school year do you think it's better or should i continue him to theraphy?

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luisa7154

Asked by luisa7154 at 8:04 AM on Feb. 28, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Combine therapy with preschool. Getting exposure to more kids, speaking more words, might help. Definitely don't stop therapy though. There are integrated preschools that have staff on-hand, or bring in therapists so your child does not need to go separate places for services.
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 8:11 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Just because your child is a late talker does not mean that there is a problem with him. Early Intervention has proven itself over and over again. And you are doing the right thing by having him in speech. Sometimes kids just need a little boost. And if there is an issue look how young he is when you found it. It's that much better for him. Exposure will also influence him.
    momofthree44

    Answer by momofthree44 at 8:28 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • my dd did this and my grandmother said when she has something to say she'll talk. Well my grandmother was right and the girl hasn't shut up since (she's 34 now).
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:55 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • yes he's a late talker. but that could mean anything, he could be brilliant or delayed. You have to look at the whole picture. Preschool may help with exposure to other children as may the therapies. You have to look at what he CAN do and what his interests are, and combine that with requiring that communicates to get things (even if its with sign language).
    GOOD LUCK.
    admckenzie: ROLF!!!!!
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 11:46 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Some preschools actually offer therapy (speech, occupational) at school. They have outside agencies come in and do an eval on your child (with your permission) and if they see it as being a benefit to your child they can recieve services right at the preschool. When looking for a preschool ask in advance if they offer these services. Some exclude students who are out of county because the services are funded through county (at least where I live, it may be different in your area).
    deedee3849

    Answer by deedee3849 at 2:32 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • You have gotten him in school with peers who will model 2 year old speech and have him in therapy. That is what he needs! He should be speaking many single words and combining 2-3 words.
    LovetoTeach247

    Answer by LovetoTeach247 at 12:34 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

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