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Language problems

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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Is your child having good understanding in language or not? When will he/she start talking? My boy is 32 months old with no single word and low receptive :(
I really don't know what to do right now!?!? My country is a poor country... No speech therapist or any specialist helps at all.
by on May. 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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by on May. 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

 my son has always been behind in speech but about 3 weeks - a month ago he lost everythgn the speech he knew the numbers colors ect now he only knows a few words. hes 23 months,  im waiting to have him evaluated. i wish i knew an anwser for you but i honestly dont even know myself.

by on May. 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

My daughter only had the word "no" at 24 months. She's 35 months now and has too many words to count. She tested at around 27 months for receptive and expressive language a couple months ago, so she's doing great thanks to speech and special ed.

by on May. 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM

My son had 1 word "chair"  (at a later than normal age for a first word) and he lost it prior to age 2. After that he was totally non-verbal until around age 3 1/2 (I don't even remember any babbling after his lost his only word).

Some time around age 3 1/2 he started trying to say a few words, but was only able to say the vowel portions (like ee-ee for monkey). I don't remember what his first partial word was. Eventually, he was able to say "easy" words like mama, hi, bye....but it took a while. Mama took a long time. And eventually he was able to say more of the words than just the vowel sounds. Still (at age 5) major issues with articulation & blending sounds. Some sounds are tougher than others....but he's come a long way. He still has expressive/receptive delays, but he's doing so much better. He says phrases & mini sentences. He does well with yes/no questions, as long as he's not distracted. I've learned to do things like give him time to process what I'm asking, make sure he's not distracted by other things (?is he watching cartoons & not paying attention to my words, am I using too many words in my sentences?)

Does you county/state have special ed preschool for kids that qualify, starting at age 3? (I think they should).....(my son receives speech therapy & occupational therapy in school). Contact your local school district for an eval. You'd want to do this now, as these things always seem to take time. Or are you outside of the USA?

Do you have any type of insurance, that would cover any type of therapy (outside of school)??? If speech therapy is not available at all....there are things you could do at home. I'm just trying to understand your situation. Contacting your school district would be a good first step. Tell them your child needs an eval for services. Explain his delays. Keep contacting people until you get some help. Keep us posted.


by on May. 6, 2012 at 1:19 PM

My son understands some language but will not communicate.  He is using PECS and can sign some words consistantly (he is deaf).  He will be 6 at the end of the month.  ((hugs))

by on May. 6, 2012 at 1:49 PM
My boys are 3.5. One of them understands mostly everything and can talk, not fully conversate, but can talk. The other can not understand much and has limited words, 20 or so.

Both of my boys have the same exact teachers, the same exact amount of hours of speech and aba. Each child learns at their own pace. It took me a long time to figure that out.
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by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM

My 3 yr old just began talking and most cannot understand her but she knows what you are saying.

My 4.5 yr old has a language processing disorder. Her speech is all over the board and scores badly on most speech related test.

by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

My son had 10 words at age 2 and 100 words at 2.5 and 2 word phrases at 3 and now he'll be 5 in August and speaks in full, complete sentences. A lot can happen between age 3-5. :-)

We still have to work on back and forth conversation, and I always had a lot of hope he would talk, but recently my brother told me he was concerned Donovan would never talk. :-(

Donovan also had poor receptive language, but he's much better now. We haven't had a speech eval since 3.3 years, and he was at least a year behind in both expressive and receptive language, but we're going in for one in June. It will be interesting to see if the gap has closed at all. Sigh...

He's had a lot of ST, but I am not sure if maturation has also not been a huge contributor.

by on May. 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Dean didn't start until he was 5.  We made a "pointing bored", it had pictures on it like   Milk, Juice  (next to each other)  then on the next line we had something else....and so on and so forth.  We did the same for his DVDs, like Dora and Blues clues and we taught him how to point to which one he wanted.  It took a few months but he finally got it and we also taught him the sign language sign for "more".  It worked so we could at least communicate.  :)

by on May. 7, 2012 at 3:02 AM
Thanks for all inputs!! One way that I can help him is Myself!! Bad luck to born in poor country. Thank you guys so much.
by Member on May. 7, 2012 at 3:53 AM

my son started speaking after 24 mths.  before that he didn't really say much at all.  in fact, he didn't even say momma until he was 2.  now his language is really good.  he does have a speech therapist that comes to his school once a week to help him with speech pragmatics. 

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