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My Son Doesnt Talk Like Some 2 yr olds. Something Wrong With Him? Help!!

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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First I want to say that my son was 4 weeks early and was 8 lbs nothing was wrong with him.  When I took my son to his 2 yr checkup the doctor tested him and he surpassed everything except talking, my son looks 3 because he's 3ft tall, so i had to take him to the hospital cause he was ill, and one nurse took me that my son needed speech therapy, I asked the nurse why she thought that and she said that he needs to talk , i told her that his doctor says that he'll talk when he is ready, now my son says a few words, like everyone's favorite NO, he also says Si (Yes) and Sit,  Daddy, and Soyie (his sister's nickname) na-na (momma) thats it.  This nurse kinda made me mad but i was in mommy mode cause my son was sick and to heck with everyone.

So this time I had a take my son back to the hospital cause he was running a 103-104 temp and per doctors orders, so we are in the room and a nurse was asking me about my son and was talking to my son and my son didnt talk or say some words so the nurse asked me if my son had autism, I said no again, I dont understand why they think that.  my question then comes, that iam helping my son talk, he understands what iam saying and what i need him to do but he doesnt want to talk.  Should I be concerned and wait or something. 

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by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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 You would be better off asking in Kid's Health or Toddler's and Preschoolers group. This group is more about news stuff :)

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:21 AM
He will speak when he's ready. Just stick to what his doc told you.
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by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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Hes fine. The old biddys need to learn to shut their mouth. Some kids dont talk until 3....some dont talk well til 4 or 5. Why the hell do people insist somethings wrong with a kid if they dont talk, are shy, too hyper, ect....??? I will never get it, people are idiots. A flippen child in my dd's 1st grade class is on medicine for ADHD...shes 6. Ive watched her go from a NORMAL active 6 yo to a damn vegetable.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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If you have concerns I would address them with your son's ped. as he has a relationship with your child and is tracking his growth and development.  Not being overly verbal may be one sign of autism but it isn't the only one and it certainly isn't a sure sign of it.  

Some children are less verbal.  I've raised four boys and none of them found much need for words until they were well over 2.   I've also seen that often times boys with older sisters have even less need as their sisters are more than willing to do the talking for them.  

I would definitely talk to your doctor about your concerns but not talking a lot isn't a sure sign of anything.  

by Judy on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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My daughter had the same problem with my grandson and he was three.   I told her he will talk when he was ready.   He started off slow but is picking up words pretty quickly now.   I wouldn't worry about it at 2 years old.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Op, is there more than one language in your household? I have read kids in multilingual families speak later (I don't know how accurate that is.) If your son was autistic, he'd have other symptoms?

My 23 month old son says 6 words. That's it. He started walking at 11 months, uses a spoon and fork, can do somersaults, push a grocery cart, kick a soccer ball, use a Wii remote, can use crayons and unlock my smartphone etc. He's more into gross and fine motorskills right now.

"Early to walk, late to talk." My son's doctor is not worried. She said he is more interested in motor skills right now, than talking.
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by Judy on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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BTW, they were trying to get my grandson into speech therapy and I told my daughter to wait before doing that.   Once you go down that road and they start labeling your child, it is hard to get that label taken off.    She is glad she listened to me.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM

My daughter is 4 and she has an exceptional vocabulary and speaks like a tiny adult, but it wasn't always like that. I also had our doctors telling us to put her into speech therapy because at 2 years old she wasn't talking and there was only about 5 words she used regularly. By the time she was 2 1/2 her speech developed very nicely. Our daughter didn't wish to talk. We encouraged her regularly. :shrugs: It was very clear by her actions that she was understanding conversation as she became potty trained and acknowledged physically that she understood.

I say give it time. = )

by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Talk to his ped. You could even get him checked out with a specialist. My daughter has done everything late. She was born late, stood late, walked late, talked late, and potty trained late. Some kids are just late bloomers. 

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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My son has a motor planning disability that makes it difficult to talk. I thought he would talk in his own time and most of the time that is true. A person trained in this area knows that beyond speech there are specific things to look for. If you are concerned you can have him evaluated for free through your state. You can also bring it up to your pediatrician.

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