How do you help a toddler with a speech delay?

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matthewsmama83

Asked by matthewsmama83 at 7:16 PM on Jul. 14, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I am constantly working on his speech and he learns so fast! For example I wanted to teach my 4 year old step son to say "can I have more please?" He already says "more please" So I had a bag of animal crackers and would give him one at a time. When he came back for more I made him say "can I have some more please" It took several crackers but he finally got it down. Hours later he came up to me and said "can I have some more cookies please Carrie" Every few days I start on something new. I will still work on the "can I have" for the next few days.

    I simply make him repeat things while we are doing every day situations.
    girlneffy

    Answer by girlneffy at 7:45 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • I think repetition is the way to go. Our baby is 20 months and for now we try to keep things simple and consistant. He is blind so we have that to deal with. I think that lots of visual aids would be helpful and try to remember to keep it fun. Don't make it be too much work or they will feel ambushed and give up. Lots of luck and patience to you mommma
    misst_dwn

    Answer by misst_dwn at 8:03 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • My son was just dianosed and we are in the process of setting up ABA therapy. He is also in speech therapy 3 times a week. We have taught him a few words in sign language like more, eat, and drink. We just have to keep trying to get him to do things and when he masters something we make him to contine to do it several times a day so he will retain it and not forget/
    redtang912

    Answer by redtang912 at 8:17 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • GET HELP EARLY ON THIS CAN HAVE MORE PROGRESS FOR THE CHILD AND A BETTER OUT COME.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • We also have a child that is in speech therapy. She has auditory neuropathy, and we had no clue! It's an odd disorder. They didn't catch it in the nursery at birth because those hearing tests don't check for it. Anyhow...We've been told (*since she hears it's just like hearing through a radio with static, and it fluctuates) that if we want her to primarily speak, and not primarily sign.....we can incorporate both by saying the word first, signing it second then saying it again. That way the first time she hears, the second she sees and the third she's reminded. IT'S been such a learning experience for us! She gets hearing aids soon, but they rarely help for this kind of disorder.
    cgirlcinch

    Answer by cgirlcinch at 9:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • www.pecanbread.com is a great resource, so is RELIV food supplement.
    mommakline

    Answer by mommakline at 11:59 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • WELL MY SON IS 2.5 AND IS SPEECH DELAYED AND HE IS DOING EARLY INTERVENTION UNTIL 3. THEN HE WILL START SPEACIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL. NOW HE DOES THERAPY 2 TIMES A WEEK AT HOME
    SBA28

    Answer by SBA28 at 12:18 AM on Jul. 15, 2008

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  • just keep repeating what they are trying to say correctly, and have them repeat it after you. speech treapy is great help.
    cara125

    Answer by cara125 at 3:26 AM on Jul. 15, 2008

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