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March 15th, 2010, 07:51 AM
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One of the most exciting events for new parents is hearing their baby utter his first words. It is hard to say for sure when to expect your baby to say his first words, but most babies will be able to say 3 to 5 words by the time they are about a year old. Your baby may start trying to talk sooner than this.
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My son had a speech delay but by the time he was 3, he was all caught up with no outside help. I swear my daughter was born speaking sentences though LOL
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Baby girl has just turned 3 months and she is babbling like no bodies business. She is coming out with vowels and I wonder if she will start saying real words before 6 months. We'll see...
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My son is already 32 months and not really talking yet. Sometime he will said Mama and Dada, and sometime he says something which we really don't understand at all. He is very active and smart too, he know how to operate the Iphone and recognize things easily. But I am very worry why he is not really talking like other same age kid. Anyone please give me your advice.
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July 3rd, 2013, 04:34 AM
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My son is already 32 months and not really talking yet. Sometime he will said Mama and Dada, and sometime he says something which we really don't understand at all. He is very active and smart too, he know how to operate the Iphone and recognize things easily. But I am very worry why he is not really talking like other same age kid. Anyone please give me your advice.
He s obviously severley delayed ,you should have him evaluated by a pediatrician or doctor . The more you wait the slimmer the chances of him being able to improve .I tell you this as the mother of a child with Global development delay and daughter of a pediatrician .Your son will most likely be assigned to a speech therapist .
I get aggravated when i see parents in denial or not taking action when something is visibly wrong .its really unfair on the child .
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July 3rd, 2013, 06:30 AM
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My son started to pick up words at a reasonable age but was not putting them together as a sentence or responding appropriately to question and answer situations at the age of 18 months. He also had other signs that there may be something he needed help with such as fears, anxieties and self-stimulation (flapping, growling, etc).

It's extremely tricky for any parent facing such a situation, and I empathise with you fannyser. I was in denial for quite some time even after the health visitor pointed it out at his 2-year check. I didn't want to have him referred to anyone at first. But as any parent has to do, after weighing it up, I figured there was no harm getting it checked out and if there was an issue he would receive help, so we went ahead and had him referred by his GP to a specialist pediatrician.

Diagnosis was a long process because developmental delays can be hard to pin down. However, he was given help even before diagnosis - speech and language therapy, which really helped him communicate his needs and feelings and the therapist was excellent, intervention from the local authority inclusion team when he started at nursery and then funding for 1:1 support 3 days a week, and financial help because I - a single parent at the time - had to go P/T at work because he had so many appointments and needed so much more care at that time. Eventually at the age of 4 he was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and he may have satellite conditions, there is a query right now re dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder. He now has a statement of special educational need and has 1:1 supervision and support at school all week, which enables him to attend a mainstream school.

For what it's worth, I believe I have done what is best for my son in terms of giving him the best possible start in life.

If I was in your shoes fannyser, and bearing in mind I have been just a few years ago, I would talk to the doctor and get him referred for assessment of developmental delays if possible. The sooner a child gets support the better they will flourish. Not being able to communicate can be incredibly frustrating for a child. When my son started nursery he must have felt so bewildered, couldn't tolerate the noise levels, didn't like other children being in his space, and he used to lash out so we then had behavioural problems on top of everything else and it all became a bigger problem and a bigger stress. I was so lost and upset all the time and not sure what to do. But now things are great. He gets the support he needs and he's doing well.

If you need to talk and would like support from other ladies who understand the Children with Developmental Delays and Disorders board is great.

JLMOM - you give good advice and while I understand your feelings and your frustration due to your own personal experience, I'm pretty sure nobody would do anything deliberately to disadvantage their child, especially not someone asking for advice about it. Sometimes people genuinely feel lost and don't know what to do (I know I did) until someone makes them aware that there is help available and where to seek it.
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