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Do you ever have trouble understanding what your child says (slurring words together)?

I'm like the only one who has trouble and it makes me feel guilty when he says something humorous and I ask "huh?", he says it again and I still don't understand, but not wanting to ruin the moment I just go with it and chuckle. Makes me feel like I'm missing out.

He's done speech therapy already. School says he's good to go, but I have trouble understanding him at times, esp when he starts talking fast.


Asked by Zoeyis at 6:06 AM on Sep. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (7)
  • my nephew does this because of speech impediment . i feel bad when i have to ask like 5 times myself

    Answer by sherryb1273 at 11:40 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I do, but my son is still in speech therapy. He is good about repeating himself when I ask.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:21 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My child can speak clearly. It is my husband that slurs.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:55 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I'm starting to think its me. Cuz it seems like others either don't have any trouble understanding or they are better at playing along.

    Comment by Zoeyis (original poster) at 6:26 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • my daughter is 19 and is a mumbler. when i ask what she just seems to get quieter. very frustrating. i used to just stop responding until i could hear - if it was loud enough but garbled i was often tempted to say move your lips when you speak.

    Answer by figaro8895 at 6:58 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My Autistic boys are always so serious and angry about stuff that when they are jocular about something I'm loathe to ruin those rare moments, which is why I don't wanna ruin it by making them feel stupid by asking what more than a couple times. I just want them to stay in a good mood for a change so I play along with it (or ask my DH descreetly what my DS said).

    Comment by Zoeyis (original poster) at 7:06 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I do sometimes, but he is only 3.. I try working on him with his SP's and his CL's.. HE is ok with his R's which i'm happy about because my sisters all had trouble with their r's for years, and my husbands younger cousins are in highschool and STILL can't say there R's..I think there parents just never worked with them though.

    Answer by Acensmommy at 12:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2010