My son is almost 2 and a half yrs old. He talks alot but its all jibberish. He knows how to say a bunch of words but i can tell hes having a hard time saying th things he wants to stay.. he gets so frustrated.. I know its wrong to "compare" kids but sometime i see other kids his age..[even ones who are an only child, like he is] and notce that his speech is way behind what theirs is. I read on babycenter.com that if your child stutters orsays certain letters wrong.. like 'th' sounding more like a 'D' that you shouldnt be concerned and thats all common and will be corrected over time.. but it said if u child is completely skipping Letters in the word [for example.. "dog" sounds more like "og" or 'pig" sounds more like "pi"] you should tell ur doctor..
Ive mentioned my sons speech to doctors in the past but the second i mention it they brush it off and dont even ask me how many words he knows or anything.. As a mom I know my son isnt autistic.. hes very very bright and understands everything we ask him to do.. and all the words we say to him but i can just tell hes having a hard time getting the correct sounds out to talk back and im begining to think that even if its not CRUCIAL he see a speech therapist i think he could benefit from it greatly.. but heres my question -- how do i get him into it?? how do i find a speech therapist? do i ask the doctor for a recommendation? ive never been down this road so if there are other moms out there in the same boat or have been here and done this.. id greatly appreciate your suggestions, advice and KIND words.. thanks!
Answer by But_Mommie at 4:33 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Answer by hibbingmom at 4:33 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Answer by MizLee at 4:35 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Since your son is under 3 he would qualify for early intervention, and you can contact them directly without a doctor's referral. If you want to look into private speech therapy then your insurance carrier will likely require a referral from your pediatrician.
I contacted our pediatrician when my son was 2 and asked him to set up the paperwork with ECI for me. My son was evaluated and had speech services through ECI until he turned 3. At 3, I asked our pediatrician to refer us to a private speech therapist, and we had an appointment two weeks. If your pediatrician won't help you, then definitely look for a new one.
Answer by Zoeyis at 4:44 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
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Answer by MamaWolf1981 at 4:58 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
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