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May 5th, 2010, 01:29 PM
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My son Aidan will be 18 months old on Saturday. He is the youngest of 3. He doesn't walk or talk and has lots of other issues. The speech therapist said he is at a 6 month old level. The physical therapist said he is at a 9 month old level. The occupational therapist said he has sensory processing disorder. She said he had a very interesting case of it.
This morning we went to the audiologist and we're told he has a mild hearing loss.
We go to the Neurologist and Ophthalmologist next week. Any advice would be great!
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May 5th, 2010, 02:17 PM
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First off, I'm sorry to hear this. I know how hard it is to hear of "another" thing being piled on! When Danny got his hearing diagnosis (profound loss, both ears), it felt like I'd been sucker punched. At this point, for you and Aidan, I would just carry on as normal. I read on the other board that they found fluid in the middle ear and poor ear drum response; that can cause conductive hearing loss that is usually temporary. Fluid draining (usually with tubes) tends to take care of it. Did they say it may be corrected, or is it a permanent loss?

If it is a permanent loss - and you'll do a bunch more tests - there are plenty of options that will help as well. I have a friend whose son had conductive loss because of fluid and ear infections for his first couple years; he hears just fine now, and has had a bit of speech delay from it but nothing that speech therapy isn't helping him work through.

For now, my best advice is to just keep loving on him and doing what you are doing! They will guide you through the rest of the diagnosis process to see what the best options are for your little guy.

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wow that they can mark him that yound at 18 months. I guess all you can do is keep working with him and encourage him to talk. Make sure your older children don't try and help him in the sense of when he is asking for something by pointing and they jump in and get it . My oldest did that so it didn't encourage my son to speak. We are here for you and I am sure we can all be here for support and so on.

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