Children with speech delays

@gem4678 (220)
United States
January 8, 2008 12:04pm CST
My 3 year old son has always been behind with his speech. At 2 years old he still did not say a single word, he would ramble all day long in baby talk wich sounded like a mixture of chinese, japenese, and spanish or something it was so stressful. Then his docter finally sent him to speech therapy and to a childrens developmental docter. They tested his hearing he had ct scans and all sorts of other things to test for ceisures, nobody could figure out what was wrong, then they ran a nutritional blood test, which I thought was a bunch of new age crap to make more money, but they found something. They found out among other things of course because whose nutrition in America is actually good lol, that he had a maor vitamin B deficiancy. They put him on special vitamins and within a week everything changed. He started understanding me and doing what I asked, he started laughing at cartoons, and best of all he started learning more words. He had picked up a few in therapy but it seemed like everytime he learned one he would loose 2 or 3 of the words he had already picked up. I was amazed. I just try to tell everyone so that if they know a child with a speech problem check out there vitamin B levels in there blood. It was a miracle he is a completely different child now.
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@almae01 (112)
• Spain
15 Aug 08
Hi, my oldest child (4) is delayed in his speech, he has had some therapy in school and it has helped him a bit, he is a really picky eater, and never eats much, i wonder if this could also be happening to him.
@gem4678 (220)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Never know it is possible. I would suggest maybe you ask his pediatrician about it. I know it made a huge difference with him. Good luck with everything.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
8 Jan 08
That is really interesting because my five-year-old granddaughter does not speak very clearly. She gets frustrated when we can't understand what she is trying to tell us. They give her speech therapy at school but it does not seem to be helping much. And I know this girl has a poor diet, she's a picky eater and has an awful sweet tooth! I will have to suggest to her parents that they look into this possibility.
@gem4678 (220)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I would highly suggest it, my son is an extremely picky eater as well. Basicly all he would eat for the longest time was potatoes and breakfast foods, it was horrible. So I think that may have something to do with it. I am glad this could possibly help someone out. Thanks
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@ratha78 (14)
21 Jan 09
Its really interesting to know about vitamin b deficieny.I'm wonder what vit B do with speech.how it affect speech.
• United States
8 Jan 09
This is very interesting to me. My son will be 2 in March and does the same chinese, japenese and spanish speaking yours did. He has a few words that come out right (ball, bye bye, mommy, baby) Other words he tries but it never has come out right. I'm not sure exactly when to start worrying. My daughter (who is 4 1/2) was very advanced in her speech from very early on. By 18 months she knew her colors and could say them all....she actually let us know she wanted her room painted blue. My son has been very different. Friends I ask say it's just cause he is a second child but I am really starting to get concerned. If things do not change much between now and his 2 year check-up I will be bringing it up to his ped for sure. Thanks for bringing this up!!