If you see a child with speech problems, do you assume something else is wrong? Are speech problems a sign of some bigger problem? I've always thought speech problems are just that, speech problems. If a kid talks and it's hard for strangers to understand, does that mean something else is wrong with him? Does that mean the child is not smart or his parents aren't parenting him well? In a previous question, someone said because of a different parenting style, a kid has speech problems. I take offense to this because my 4 year old is hard to understand by strangers. He has a hard time pronouncing the second letter when a word starts with 2 constants, like the words smell and flag. He also pronounces his v's as b's and uses the word "to" in place of almost every preposition. Instead of saying "wait for me", he'll say "wait to me." My husband and I are working on correcting all of this but until then if you as a stranger talk to him and he uses words that reveal his problems, you won't understand him. Does this mean I'm a bad parent or something else is wrong with my child?
Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:55 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
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Answer by angelbaby1323 at 11:57 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
Speech problems are simply a difficulty in forming the right sounds. That means there is absolutely nothing wrong with the child developmentally, usually. Lots of children need help in forming their words. They told my daughter that they would be able to start my granddaughter in speech at the age of three, but not before then. I can tell you for a fact that she talks just like her father and his father do... it's sort of a lazy pronunciation. LOL! But, it does not mean there is anything "wrong" with the child. Don't you remember Cindy Brady? She has speech issues and everyone thought it was soooo cute. Don't worry about it, just have his speech evaluated.
Answer by m-avi at 11:59 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
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