Do you have experience with late talking children?

Canada
March 31, 2008 10:09pm CST
I have a late talking son and I was wondering if their are parents with experience with this. I would go into detail, but it can be quite lengthy and I don't want to type it all out if it will fall on deaf ears. I'm hoping there are others out there.
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@gratitude (181)
• South Africa
1 Apr 08
Nothing wrong in having a 'late bloomer' friend. Just keep a check that the your little one is actually able to hear you properly. My son rattled off far too early for my liking, walked far too early too! but no toofies or hair until he was over a year! No two kids are the same. Get earplugs handy when your little one does start! THEY END UP WITH VERBAL DIAHOREA! AND THE WHY? BUT WHY? lol.
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• Canada
1 Apr 08
You are very right! At this point though, I would gladly listen to non stop babbling. He's over 2.5 and has very few true words. We see an oral pediatrician later this month so I will get his hearing checked again. (it was checked as an infant). Thanks for the reply and the hope. :)
• South Africa
1 Apr 08
2.5 is nothing to concern yourself over i would say. girls tend to talk quicker than boys too. I have a nephew that formed his own language at that age. My son's name is gareth yet my nephew called him Daffa! He also called an aunt Maude..mimmy! to this day (he's 26!)he stills says marta sauce for tomato sauce and fitch the light on and not switch the light on. He had hearing problems which were only picked up after a severe ear infection.
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
well, hahaha, when all of my siblings and me, when we were about 3 yrs old, we didn't knew how to talk but we all knew how to sing, hahaha!!
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• Canada
1 Apr 08
And are you still musical?
@youless (99049)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Apr 08
Yes, my son started to talk late. He understood my words, but he just refused to say it. It ever made me so worried. And finally until a few months to his 2nd birthday, he started to speak. Especially he said mom to me in Mother's Day and I was so glad to it
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• Canada
1 Apr 08
Well, that must have brought tears to your eyes! A friend of mine had a son who said "I love you" when he was not even 2 yet. It makes me well up to think about that. He's over 2.5 now so hopefully we have that allusive "word explosion".
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
I didn't speak until I was over 4, my daughter spoke late but she is 6 and more than has caught up.. sometimes she speaks like an 8 year old! My son however is under the autism spectrum (pdd nos) and he just turned 4, and didn't really start using words until he was over 3 and his speech is still way behind. His speech is improving no doubt, but you could not have a conversation with him like you could with other kids his age. It's frustrating but... I just try to look at it like one day he will get there.
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• Canada
1 Apr 08
Interesting that there are two females in your family that were late to speak. It is almost always the males. I am happy that I can create more posts on here and be specific about his delays. If you responded so quickly, there must be others on here.