New to Group. Mommy of a 2 1/2 year old with speech delay.
Hi all. I joined Cafe Mom in an effort to educate myself more and maybe help with what I'm learning as well. I have a beautiful, intelligent, sweet two and half year old son who is currently receving therapy in everything, but is lacking most in speech. At 2 1/2 years old he has no words. Recently (in the past six weeks) we have made HUGE improvements and he is now mimicking about half a dozen animal sounds. For a Mom who has never heard her child speak a word, this is a HUGE milestone! My son has been receving outside therapy six times a week since his second birthday. The change in my child is remarkable! I cannot stress enough that EARLY INTERVENTION is key! You will have to jump through hoops and climb mountains, but it is SO worth it! In February (his second birthday) he had no communication, no social skills, an inability to sit still or concentarte or finish tasks, little motor skills, couldn't complete puzzles or shape sorters. He has now mastered EVERYTHING! He tested out of OT and PT in less than six months. He is now being enrolled into a developmental day care (after eight months of outside therpay) in an effort to give him the social skills he needs and hopefully encourage speech. Since starting therapy he now communicates via sign language, PECS, or two consanant sounds like baba or mama.
I'd love to hear from any other Moms who have children with little or few words. Pass along any ideas! Anyone interested in help with early intervnetion, message me! I am here to help. :)