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May 4th, 2008, 11:39 AM
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My DS is 2.5 years old. When do you think is the best time to take them in for a test? I would hate to be nieve and think my child is normal and delay his speech.
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May 4th, 2008, 12:19 PM
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If you are worried about his speech you should get him tested ASAP. The earlier the better. My son started speech at 26 months. I would have started him earlier if I could have.
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May 5th, 2008, 08:16 AM
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I definately agree. We started speech for my daughter at 18 months. If you are concerned at all, get an eval done. Even if it turns out he is not delayed, then no biggie, but if he is delayed they can get moving on services.
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May 11th, 2008, 09:26 PM
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we have seen a speech therapist since layne was about 6 months old, for a while it was for feeding, but then at about 12 months they started working on language and sign
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May 13th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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What sort of feeding issues was the speech therapist working on?
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June 11th, 2008, 07:57 PM
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i am so sorry i am just now answering this question


we have various issues, some dealing with layne being tongue tied and having to re learn how to suckle, and then he did not tolerate different textures in his mouth. he also has reflux so she helped him get food down his throat comfortably as well. we have since switched therapist, our old therapist worked mostly with feeding and our new one is absolutely amazing.

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June 16th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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My son, Ian, started seeing a speech therapist when he was about 14 months... he only had 2 words, and had feeding issues as well.
Since seeing a therapist he has about 5-6 words, can sign 3 words, and is getting better at eating (and swallowing!) his food.

I would say if you are concerned, get the ball rolling. Where I am in Canada, it took about 3 months on a waiting list before he could be seen.
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June 18th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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People in my family think I am crazy, but earlier is definitely better.
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August 14th, 2008, 12:17 PM
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my son has a speech delay and i got him tested around 18 months old. he wasnt even making consinent sounds. at their age they give them an early interevention specialist but now that my son is almost 2 1/2 we re going to have him see a speach therapist and see what happens. id say if your concered make an apt now. it never hurts.

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August 15th, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Get in touch with your state's Early Intervention program ASAP and have them send someone out to evaluate your child. They can help you with what a typical child is doing compared to your son.
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