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How do you help a 3yrold who is behind in his speech ?

my 3 old is behind in sppech but is improving and its frustrating because sometimes he wont talk other times he just wont stop and he will try to say certin words but then stops himself hes in speech therepy and seems to be doing good but he gets angry when we cant understand what he is trying to say and he will throw himself down on the floor and start with a temper tantrum ..,,,,,,

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Asked by jennifer41587 at 9:34 AM on Mar. 4, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Speech therapy. In the meantime look up PECS on line. If you can set up a small PECS system it will help ease some of the frustration your child has. PECS= Picture Exchange Communication System.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:39 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • thanks i will have to t ry that

    Comment by jennifer41587 (original poster) at 9:43 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • I would definitely suggest PECS. We used it for common items - food, favorite toys and activities, etc. It helped ease the frustration until my son got more verbal. Even once he was verbal, when he was frustrated or upset it was easier for him to use the PECS than words.

    Answer by missanc at 9:48 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Speech Therapy. Many school districts have head start programs that offer it with their program. I would look into it. If for some reason you cant go that route go to the pediatrician and ask for a referral for it.

    Answer by gemgem at 9:49 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • he is involved with neiu 0 a really good spech program and they want to send them to their school i hope he can go there
    but i def will try to set up pecs

    Comment by jennifer41587 (original poster) at 9:50 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • he is going through speech in his early childhood program if his behavior improves a little bit more they are going to place him in a regular headstart program

    Comment by jennifer41587 (original poster) at 9:52 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • I say to make a mental note to slow down myself and remember to "stop ", get down to his level, and let him get out what he wants to say....even if it takes a minute. Let him know you are there for him and will listen until you understand.
    We like to listen to audio books in the car.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • i try to help him sound words and such out he will point to thing s and have us say and then try to repaet it

    Comment by jennifer41587 (original poster) at 9:58 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

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