Speech Delay with my 23 months old daughter!
May 18, 2009 1:51am CST
I have a problem with my daughter. She did not talk but screamed to communicate with me and anybody that was in her small life circle. I seek suggestions and recommendations with regards to this. Any activity that would help with my daughter to practice and improve her vocabulary?
18 May 09
Try to get her involved into activities that will help better her speech. You could have her watch educational shows that will help empower her speech and vocabulary. Also, try to get involved with your daughter's developments. Be the best example for her. If you continously talk to her then that might help improve her communication skills.
18 May 09
my daughter has speech delay too when she was young.I remember, she only knew the word mama in 1 year and 9 months.Maybe because I wasnt have too much time spending with her.i asked the pediatrician about it and she told me my baby is normal but we have to spend time to talk to her(my Baby) and teach her words and the pronunciations.Also one of the factors was we were sorrounded by people with different kind of dialects.she was hearing different kind of words which she dont understand what it means and even us well.I decided even to change our apartment and took lesser jobs to spend more time with her.After two months,she started to know how to call the people in our house and say her needs like water and her milk.after five months more,her speech development was boost.If you can see and hear the way she talks now,you never believe she has speech delay before.shes very talkative and very fluent and i am very happy.my efforts got results.
19 May 09
hi christian, Good to hear your story about your daughter. I'm pretty soon extenting my time with my little girl,reading books, puzzle building and communication skill activities. Thanks a lot and I hope to hear parenting stories from you. it's me, eunixia
• United States
18 May 09
Have you had her hearing checked? Has she been examined by a doctor? If not, I'd try that first. Then if it's a behavior issue, you can work with her by speaking softly to her, keeping her away from yelling, being sure that your house is quiet and surrounding her with just a few people at a time for a while. She may be reacting (or over-reacting) to noises or something that is bothering her that she can't communicate to you. I wish you the best for your precious daughter.
19 May 09
hi shawnsbidness, I'm trying seek medical attention with my pediatrician soon. As a mother, this is a very frustrationg time for me. At here age, she only have limited vocabularies and she would scream and throw some of her toys on the floor. But then, thank you so much for the advice. Regards! it's me, eunixia