Speech therapy needed?
Created by Updated on Dec 17, 2015
My son is now 2 years 9 months old. He is going for play school for last 6 months. When we joined playschool, he hardly speaks some one word like ma, pa. But after 3 months, he can able to speak about 50 words. But all are one word only. During our parents-teacher meet, they said your son is lagging in solving puzzles and lot of blabberring words. We can't able to understand his speech. They said that we will wait for 3 months or else consult speech therapist. After that, we spent some more time with him, to help him to do puzzles. Ya it's our mistake we didn't help him before. Once we helped him, he can able to solve his puzzles by own in 2 weeks. Also in case of speaking, nowadays he used to repeat words we tell. Also he try to say some 2 words. But problem is no clear pronunication for long words like for pineapple he says like "til apple". For Kangaroo he says like "kammana". But he says clearly words like custard apple, giraffe, zebra. He says clearly numbers from 1 to 10, Alphabets, colors, shapes. We see lot of improvement in him for last 3 months. So their teachers says same thing now as we can't understand his speech. I don't what to do now.
| Dec 17, 2015
Hi Manimekalai! In a span of 3 months from monosyllables to 2 words, and a vocabulary of 50 words, that's a good sign. As u have noticed positive response from your child because of efforts from your side, it is advisable to consult a SLP. I am sure with an expert's advise and teacher parents working together in close association with each other, you will definitely see lot of improvement in him in the time to come. Also the earlier the intervention the better. Manimekalai u r doing a great job,I am sure he would come around soon. Just consult a speech therapist and take regular sessions. He would guide you how to help him with articulation related problems and what factors to keep in mind while talking to your child. Manimekalai your child would need your constant support and motivation to overcome these hurdles. Don't loose out ! All the best! Lots of love to your munchkin!
| Dec 18, 2015
hi manimegalai. my son is 2yrs and 7mnths. he too has same prob. during his admission into playschool ,they told us he need to go for speech theraphy. so aftr examining, he was in need of professional help. i strtd speaking a lot to him and learned the method of teaching from therapist. keep speaking to him. never give him mobile or make him sit in tv. mingle him wit kids and take to parks. he will soon start speaking nonstop
| Dec 20, 2015
Hi my baby is of 2 years and 2 months. He just say mumma all time. Smtimes pa pa pa. I am little worried. We are in usa for 1 year. so we go 2 times a week in music n play classes. but no improvment in 3 weeks. Please suggest is it ok or I need speech therapist.
| Dec 21, 2015
Hi, I know it is very common problem now a days…latterly I have heard same issue from many parents. Well I am one of them. We have consulted a very good speech therapist. He is in delhi I wuld suggest you to talk to him and he may refer some good doctor in Chennai. Dr. Dushyant Kushwaha, Speech Therapist, Learning Problem, Sensory Integration Therapy Address: Block C4C-380, New Delhi, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110058