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How can i get my child to talk because of needing tubes in his ears

how can i get my 3 yr old to talk better. he had to get tubes in his ears and it did delay his speech but i dont want him to be behind

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Asked by sbarnof3 at 2:11 PM on May. 11, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • it will get better over time!

    Answer by victoriak12708 at 2:13 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • My granddaughter was like this too. She had tubes, tonsils and adenoids all taken out in October. She turned 3 in January. She just started speech class. It's helping a ton!

    Answer by m-avi at 2:14 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • speech treapy--- see a threapist in your area.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • My son had speech delays and went to preschool for it so he would not get far behind headstart has programs for it as well.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 2:18 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Read and talk to him, constantly, as much as you can, about anything and everything.

    And in the meantime, start looking at speech therapy. It's painless, and can really help a lot. Look up early intervention in your state, and see what kind of preschool-age programs they have. There's usually one done through the school system; they'll do a complete evaluation of speech, development, vision, and hearing (they'll pass on hearing if he's had a recent hearing test done), and based on those results, they'll do a more comprehensive evaluation for any area in which he seems to be lagging, and then start therapy (usually at whichever school or child development center participates in the program and is most conveniently located for you). You can also look into Scottish Rite's RiteCare and see if there's a center near you and what they might charge (it's like Shriner's, but they do speech/language pathology, may be need-based).

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:43 PM on May. 11, 2011

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