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18 month old with chronic ear infections

my 18month old has had chronic ear infections since about 4months of age he has just recently gotten tubes put in thank goodness we are hopefull that will help. But since hes never been able to truly hear well his speach is abit behind. we had his hearing tested and its finally normal how can we help him catch back up with speaking and encourage him to talk?

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Asked by Jaxsmommy09 at 6:24 PM on Oct. 7, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • just talk to him about everything. explain everything that you do, i.e. "ok (son's name) , we put the shirt over the head, pull your hands through, over your tummy" stuff like that. they learn through watching your mouth move and repitition. fun interactive songs and games as well, exploring outside. my 21 month old is behind in speech as well, at 18 months she could only say about 10 words. now she's saying about 20-30 which is still behind. the speech will come in time =)

    Answer by tnm786 at 6:30 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • if he points to something he wants, have him say it instead of just giving it to him. have him repeat things, like, if you are driving or out for a walk, say something like "look at the trees! can you say trees?" or when you're doing dishes, and he's in there, say "mommy's doing dishes, can you say dishes?" things like that.

    Answer by armywife43 at 6:32 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • play monkey hear monkey say: say an easy word, like up... and say it funny, and encourage your child to repeat it the way you say it.. start with easy words, and do the "teaching" during play.. like if your playing with play food, you say "mama eat", then point to your child and have them say "I eat" so on and so forth.. keep it fun, and keep it simple.. good luck!!

    Answer by icn_mom at 7:56 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

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