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Bit of help from those with kids please

Joshanna Avatar
1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
My Little boy turned 2 last month, but, hes still not talking, he says about 3 words but not very often at all.

Spoke to my health visitor, and ive been passed from pillar to post, but ive finally managed to get him refered to the speech therapist but he wont be seen properly until the start of next year :roll:

So, im just wondering if anyone can give me any pointers, or if any of you have been in this position?

Just want him to start talking :-(
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#1
Boys are slower than girls when it comes to talking (this carries on throughout life according to my husband !!)
Reading books with him, is a good idea, try ones with animals in, and get him to make the noises, and then repeat the name of the animal, hopefully he will then try the name on its own, with you making the noises.....
Hope this helps.
#2
Thanks :)
Yeah, i read books to him alot, and he can identify certain animals, but cant get him to repeat them back!

sam268
Boys are slower than girls when it comes to talking (this carries on throughout life according to my husband !!)


And yes, too true!
#3
Reading books with him, or flash cards with pictures on. keep trying, like SAM says sbove animals are good because you can have fun making the noises. Or repating character names from his favourite tv program. Boys are much slower at doing things and at 2 its not too bad!!!! keep trying!!!
#4
:giggle: its just boring talking to myself all the time as no-one else wants to listen :-D
#5
lol i talked to my boys all the time from birth, some people thought i was a nut case but my two are full on chatterboxes!!! lol.
#6
I know what you mean :giggle:
Being female, i talk ALL the time, so god knows where ive gone wrong!
#7
dont worry about it too much joshanna, boys are slower than girls and if he is saying a few words then thats ok. he probably cant get a word in edgeways!!!!! lol lol lol
#8
:giggle: are you a fly on the wall :oops:
#9
only joking! before you know it he will just start talking to you.
#10
Has he had a hearing test? My cousins daughter didn't talk at all until she was much older than your son. It turned out she had a hearing problem and had to have grommets in her ears. After that she started talking in full sentences. Her late start didn't affect her though.
#11
Yeah, theyve tested his hearing, i think, hes just being lazy
#12
dont worry over it my youngest was the same, when hes good and ready he will start talking, mine wont bloody shut up now (typical woman)
#13
Sing to him,row the boat and twinkle twinkle are some of my 2 year olds favourites.She only turned 2 last week and she tries to join in with the odd word.she's saying new words every week.Before you know it he'll be chattering away and you'll wonder why you worried about it.I've got 3 kids and each one has been different.My 5 year old just would'nt speak to anyone they thought she was a special needs child at her playgroup when it was OFSTEDed.She started school last xmas and would'nt talk to the teachers,now they can't shut her up!All kids are different but I now it's difficult to stop worring,give it a couple of months and see how he is then.Also does he go to a toddler group ? that might help.(sorry to waffle on !):giggle:
#14
:)
Yeah, he goes to playgroup, doesnt attempt to play with the kids, but likes singing times, none of the kids really play together anyway so im not worried about that.
Ill just have to sing more!
#15
Oh good grief....dont sing more.
#16
P-l-e-a-s-e don’t worry Joshanna. My O/H didn’t start talking until he was 3 y.o. and has spent the last xx-odd years making up for it.:roll:

Children are tested for everything these days and not allowed to develop at their own pace. As others have said: boys develop much more slowly than girls and really have different views about what is and isn’t important, even at that age. Isn’t it possible that he is just so contented and well cared for, he doesn’t see the need to say anything? Much to busy developing other ways.

When my son was about 2 y.o., the clinic doctor convinced herself that he couldn’t talk properly. We are northerners and although we had moved to the South, he had spent most of his time surrounded by visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins, all with northern accents. I turned out that she just couldn’t understand him. :giggle:

I’m sure that they would have discovered by now if there was anything seriously wrong. Meanwhile, enjoy this precious time with him, they grow up so quickly.

Flossybunny's suggestion to sing to him is great. He'll soon join in when he's ready.
#17
[QUOTE=palspalMeanwhile, enjoy this precious time with him, they grow up so quickly.

[/QUOTE]

I make the most of everything, it seems only yesterday he was born already :-(
suspended#18
I wouldn't be to worried.My youngest son started talking very late,just the odd words,and even now he is just turned 5 he still can't talk clearly or words that some just can't understand.Was told that some just develope late and just to bare it.:thumbsup:
#19
i work at a hospital in a Paedeatric ward
we have many kids who are late bloomers a majority of which are male.
and with regards to the appointment keep chasing it up ring them once every few weeks try get in where theres a cancellation
and if u pester enough the receptionist will overbook a clinic to fit you in.
it happens quite a lot
#20
I'm sure my parents were already paying me to shut up a couple of weeks after I started talking, lol.
#21
Just thought id do a small update :)

Since i posted this, Ollys said a new word 2 days ago!Yay!

Its not much as the new word is only "Ta" , but its still better than nothing, must be a sign of things to come :)
#22
thats great to hear Joshanna
there'll be more of that soon
#23
Thanks :)
I really hope so, i cant wait to hear his little voice :)
#24
My older son is 30 months and his speech has only recently started to develop, at 2 he wasn't saying much either. Girls are much quicker. Everybody is different. Reading and singing are the best ways to encourage his speech. You'll probably find he is more advanced in other areas, my sons visual spatial skills are much better than his friend who was speaking at 15 months. Don't worry. :)
#25
spudgun
My older son is 30 months and his speech has only recently started to develop, at 2 he wasn't saying much either. Girls are much quicker. Everybody is different. Reading and singing are the best ways to encourage his speech. You'll probably find he is more advanced in other areas, my sons visual spatial skills are much better than his friend who was speaking at 15 months. Don't worry. :)


He's advanced in the art of stink bombs :-D :-D :-D
#26
spudgun
My older son is 30 months and his speech has only recently started to develop, at 2 he wasn't saying much either. Girls are much quicker. Everybody is different. Reading and singing are the best ways to encourage his speech. You'll probably find he is more advanced in other areas, my sons visual spatial skills are much better than his friend who was speaking at 15 months. Don't worry. :)

Yeah he excels in other areas, very smart little boy :-D
#27
if he is your first then it will take time my little boy could name every charater in thomas the tank but not talk simple things he is eight now and he still calls his auntie charchar instead of charlene and my nephew has allways called me shona instead of sonia lol and hes 7 .It is nice to hear he has picked up another word and there will be many more as its nice to get a reply i get more chat out of kids than OH lol.
banned#28
[SIZE=2]Your child will be ok, were all sure of that. In the farming Industry animals develop at a different rate, even siblings.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]You are clearly a loving parent - I have 2 children, both are different(thank goodness). Luv 'em both tho'. You know, as I do, that they are the most precious thing in life. Do what comes naturally to your instinct - you'll do fine. Humble Regards and good luck.[/SIZE]
#29
eggman
[SIZE=2]Your child will be ok, were all sure of that. In the farming Industry animals develop at a different rate, even siblings.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]You are clearly a loving parent - I have 2 children, both are different(thank goodness). Luv 'em both tho'. You know, as I do, that they are the most precious thing in life. Do what comes naturally to your instinct - you'll do fine. Humble Regards and good luck.[/SIZE]


Awww, thats the nicest thing said to me in a while.

On my birthday (last saturday) went out for a meal, with Olly in tow obviously.
There was a couple next to us, on the way out, they said, "Can i say something" I thought oh god! What are they going to say...
They came out with
"Can i say how well behaved your little boy is, hes just sat there and behaved all the way through the meal, hasnt misbehaved once, little kids now just have no control, we were very suprised"

That, really made me smile, first proper comment ive had about my parenting, i was really happy, really made me smile :)
Really nice of them to comment
#30
Am sure he will be fine. Children develop at different rates. My youngest (3) is a great talker but not very steady on his feet. Young boy across the street (same age) could hardly string 2 words together but can ride a bike.

My tip is, don't let them be lazy, when they want something, don't be putting the words in their mouths. If they realise they can get a bottle of milk by just pointing, they will do it.

Other thing I used to/still do with my boys is say "Tell Mummy what you did today" sort of thing. I'm sure that the eagerness to tell mum/dad helped break the silence.

Anyway, thats my tuppence. Am sure before long they will be saying "hot uk deals"
#31
mrtootough
Am sure he will be fine. Children develop at different rates. My youngest (3) is a great talker but not very steady on his feet. Young boy across the street (same age) could hardly string 2 words together but can ride a bike.

My tip is, don't let them be lazy, when they want something, don't be putting the words in their mouths. If they realise they can get a bottle of milk by just pointing, they will do it.

Other thing I used to/still do with my boys is say "Tell Mummy what you did today" sort of thing. I'm sure that the eagerness to tell mum/dad helped break the silence.

Anyway, thats my tuppence. Am sure before long they will be saying "hot uk deals"


Haha, probably will be the first sentance he says!
banned#32
[quote=mrtootough]Am sure he will be fine. Children develop at differen rates

Apologies 4 the edit. Just hug 'em. Just hugged my 14 year young adult son. Told him how much Mum and I loved him...long story....he was crying in his bedroom after harsh words from me. God, I love him. Do not ever abandon them.

Hey, I can cry too!

Hey, I am - my tears fall like rain. I love him 2 bits.
#33
Hello this is my first time on the forum. Just want to say that my youngest son was very slow to speak. He used to have terrible tantrums and bang his head in frustration. I went to see my health visitor who sent him for a hearing test and to see a speech therapist. It materialised that he has glue ear even though he had passed an earlier hearing test. The speech therapist could not help very much in the begining because he was too young.
One of my friends recommended that I try signing with him. I found a group that did singing and signing. I noticed the difference in him almost straight away. I can remember the first time he was babbling away and getting frustrated with me because I didn't understand him. I told him to sign to me and he did the sign for a horse. I was able to understand what he meant and he was really pleased with himself.
He is now four and a complete chatterbox, although he still has problems with the clarity of his speech. He sees the speech therapist once a fortnight to help him with this and he is currently on the waiting list to have gromits.
Sorry if I have waffled hope this may help you.
#34
Thats really kind, thanks for taking the time to post :)
He is trying to talk more, but i cant understand what hes actually saying :oops:
#35
Don't worry about him not talking loads yet, he is only 2. People want kids to grow up so quickly now and if they develop even the slightest bit slower, it is assumed something is wrong. Talk to him, but not all the time as he'll be lazy and not feel the need to speak to get what he wants.

There'll be a point where you'll look back with fondness and think "remember when he wouldn't talk", as he's critising your driving and telling you to put the mobile away.....
#36
I can make him talk, I'm just special in that way!
#37
grdesign
I can make him talk, I'm just special in that way!


Your "special" in alot of ways :thumbsup:
#38
[SIZE=2]Blimey! Need witnesses to that one. Infact, gonna print it and frame it! :-D [/SIZE]
#39
:giggle: you obviously didnt get the way in which i meant it then :giggle:
#40
Oh, probably something like special needs :roll:

Should have caught onto that really.

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