do u know someone who can sing with all words but can't talk?

@aissha (2036)
India
January 23, 2008 3:11am CST
my daughter a 3 yr. old can talk and pronounce words on her own but not sentences though sometimes she does but not consistently,but she sings very well ? i just wanted as mylot connects whole world ,pls. response as even no is also important ,thnx everyone.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
23 Jan 08
I saw a great movie called "Amy" and that was about a girl who couldn't talk at all but had a sing voice of an angel, I loved this movie so much I went and bought it on DVD. I thought of it as just a story but maybe this does happen.
23 Jan 08
Gareth Gates is an example of this as he has a great singing voice yet he talks with a stutter.
@aissha (2036)
• India
23 Jan 08
i was expecting all answers to be no but sadly got 2 responses and both hv yes to my fears. i just pray that this remains a story and my doesn't become one.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
23 Jan 08
But the little girl in the movie does talk in the end, she was suffering from shock....
• United States
23 Jan 08
This isn't unheard of. The brain uses a different part to speak than to sing, so perhaps your daughter is doing that to compensate for her lack of speech. The important question is this: have you had her evaluated for a possible speech delay???? I have had 2 of my kids in an early intervention program starting at 20 months of age because they had a speech delay. It has worked wonders for them and they are both on track now with their peers. You should definitely talk with your pediatrician about this or contact your local school district!!
@aissha (2036)
• India
24 Jan 08
u mean that it is possible ? but there is no different sections in brain for speech and songs.i got her assesed and she is undergoing therapy ,just one session she has lets see,she speaks words of her need on her own also ,only thing is consistency is not there ,she won't ask everytime . lets hope she is fine after this intervention ,if u hv some info ,then pls. do share.thnx for response.
• United States
24 Jan 08
I don't fully understand why it can happen that a person can sing but not speak, but I know that involves a different part of the brain. That is why some stroke patients never learn to speak again, but they can sing their conversations perfectly! I am glad that you have your daughter in therapy. I'm sure things will work out fine. She probably just doesn't want to speak! If she is making her needs known and speaks at least part of the time, that is a great sign that everything is okay. Maybe she just needs more time and some help from her speech therapist. You sound like a good mom!
@aissha (2036)
• India
25 Jan 08
yeah me too think the same ,since her initial environment was like this which involved music and music ,most of the time and she is only 3 so she never had actually had talking exposure and yes she names things like biscuit,jice,banana and correctly she does ,means when she wants things ,recently she has started so i'm very sure she will be fine ,atleast i'm working for that ,may god help.thnx for the response.
• United States
23 Jan 08
Yes, I do-my 3 year old son. He's very good at parroting things like songs, his favorite vidoes, counting, repeating commonly heard phrases but does not speak well on his own. We had him evaluated for Aspergers or Autism. They specialists didn't think that it was quite that but perhaps he is delayed. He also does not use the potty yet-despite over a year of training and doesn't really play with other children. He tends to be off by himself or wanting to be with adults-specifically me. My cousin's son has Autism and at five still has all of these problems. I'm not saying that this is the case with your daughter-there could be other factors-like I believe that my son has difficulties b/c my husband has moved us all over the country 4 times since my son was born and has changed jobs 4x. Also my son was always home full time with me until recently and his only sibling, my daughter is 10 years older than him. Have your daughter assessed and be sure to point out anything in your lifestyle to the specialists. Even though its early to assess...its better than waiting.
@aissha (2036)
• India
24 Jan 08
i think my daughter has similar situation as she can also do theall activities plus she is potty trained ,got her assessed also,now she is undergoing therapy ,therapist said it can take anything b/w 3 months to 2-3 yrs. lets see what happens.take ur son for speech therapy parroting has to stop and it will helped by therapy only and keep talking.i never talked to my daughter as 1 yr. old or 2 yr. old ,i only startedwhen she was more than 2 and half and then there were so many things to do like potty training aND TRAINING HER TO WEAR DRESSES AND OTHER THINGS,and what i did blunder was played music all the time like teenagers do,now for 2 months stopped ,she still sings as she remebers all the songs ,but i know now what i hv to do lets hope for the best.
@Jimmy3371 (143)
• United States
23 Jan 08
thats neat I would love to hear her sing most of the time kids will pick up only what they hear if you have music playing all the time kids will pick up and copy but they really don't understand the words. But Keep it up she might grow up and be the next American Idol you never know
@aissha (2036)
• India
23 Jan 08
thnx i just hope she becomes something great in her life. it is true when at the age when children are talked to she wasn't talked and instead of that music used to be played at home all the time now i hv stopped playing music ,she is singing and shown improvement ,picking up words,lets hope for the best.