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November 18th, 2008, 06:56 PM
SandKmommy's Avatar Seamus and Kieran's Mommy
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My son has had plenty of developmental delays, mostly physical when he was younger. Hes almost 2½ now and still having issues talking. He just started making 2-3 word sentences a few months ago. But they don't make sense some of the time and most of his talking is still gibberish. When seeing him around others his age he seems so much younger by his speech. Some things hes been saying are "Shay-mee hungy" "shay-mee sit chair" "shay-mee diaper" "mama ok?" and he says some normal one word things "peeze" "tankoo" "loove oo" "moe"(more) "moke" (milk) and some other just one word things. His ped said back in August that she'd refer him to a speech therapist but theres at least a 1yr waiting list. He had his hearing rechecked in September because last year he referred in his left ear. His hearing seems fine though. He had his tonsils out October 1st due to sleep apena and his talking got a little better after that. But he seems to be so behind with his words, if you're not around him often you wont know what hes saying most the time.
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November 19th, 2008, 07:02 AM
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Check to see if your school district does evaluations and yes this young. That is where my son got evulated through our school district at 2.5 and he got speech therapy at home until a few months ago and now he gets it at preschool(that is also through the school district)
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November 19th, 2008, 07:31 AM
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You could try Early Intervention services through your county, sometimes called 0-3 or Birth-3 programs. This is free and based on need, not income, until age 3, so you'd want to do it ASAP. When they reach age three they are evaluated for transition to your local school district. Our son when through this and is now in special needs preschool receiving OT and speech therapy.

I would also question the one year waiting list for speech therapy. That just doesn't seem right! If you can get in with the county services maybe they would have recommendations for other private speech therapy. The speech therapist Sean worked with through Help Me Grow gave me several places to call for private speech therapy.
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November 19th, 2008, 08:22 AM
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...he sounds like Eric.

But seriously, if you are concerned, a lot of states have early intervention programs available and little to no cost. They can get you hooked up with a speech therapist a lot faster than a year!
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