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donnat76
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Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:04 am 
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I have a 2 and a half year old son who I have just taken to docs because I was concerned about his talking or lack of it, he says around about 20 words some are not very clear, we put him in a private nursery for 15 hrs a wk to see if this helped but the staff have said they dont think that Shaun mixes well with other kids.
The doc has referred him to speech and language therapy and wants to take it from there I am worried sick about him has any1 experienced this with their child
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Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:19 am 
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hey Donna

my son has a speech therapist because of his cleft, and my sister in law's little boy (almost 2 and a half) has just been referred similar to your son. The aim of speech therapy is to ensure they are 'normal' (whatever that is) by school age - so you have loads of time. In my and SIL's experiences, the spech therapists have been absolutely brilliant. You really shouldn't worry at this stage - just do as his therapist asks you to, and I'm sure he'll be fine.

The only thing that came out early for my nephew that may be similar and helpful for you was that he had 'a short attention span'. There's loads you can do to improve attention for him starting now:-

- as little background noise as possible (TV, radio etc)
- when he watches TV, watch with him so its active not passive, and talk about what you see on the screen (my nephew watches in the night garden every day with his mum lol)
- talk to him about things he has just done - so if you've been to the park, in the way home talk about what you did there - don't leave everything til evening as he won't remember well
- make eye contact when you talk with him - treat it like an adult conversation

I also use a book called 'small talk' which is fantastic. Its this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Talk-Richard-C-Woolfson/dp/0600602885/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236421092&sr=1-5

Truly though - don't worry too much, this is a lot commoner than you might think, and speech therapy is extremely likely to sort out any underlying issues he may have.

Good luck!

Anna
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Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:15 pm 
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thanks alot for your reply its good to hear from someone with similar experiences I feel much better now I will certainly be trying those things you suggested thanks very much for your help
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Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:00 am 
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no worries Donna - the other thing is, you might find he sees the speech therapist and she says he's completely fine, and no more therapy! Very Happy you never know Very HappyVery Happy
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Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:52 am 
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I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be
sorted out because it is about the individual but it can be with
everyone.The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an
attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the
society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as
possible.
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Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:54 am 
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I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be
sorted out because it is about the individual but it can be with
everyone.The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an
attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the
society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as
possible.
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Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:12 am 
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I dont think you need to worry about it because so many childrens had a habit of not speaking they will start speaking from the age of 7-8 years i think you have to wait till then.
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:03 am 
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take it easy!
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