When he was 8 mths old he said kitty cat although it sounded like kih kah. then aruond 12-14 mths he said byebye, but other then that i havent noticed a real word, sometimes he says stop it, but he says it over and over a few times. he has said puppy before a few times but thats it, and i read by age 2 there vocabulary should consist of like 50 words and he really doesnt even use one . sometimes he says dada, but again most of the time its repetetive. He also throws tantrums alot. when he doesnt get his way he will lay on the floor and bash his head on the floor or hit it on a table or stick his fingers in his mouth to gag himself, i ignore it in hopes he will stop but so far no luck there. He understands things, like i ask for a kiss he gives me one, i ask if foods yummy and he smacks his lips , i ask him if he wants to take a bath and he goes right upstairs to the bathroom. But he doesnt talk, he has his own language that he bables in sometimes though. He goes for his 2 year checkup next week, im wondering should i bring this up with the dr and what should i ask to help him out?
I would bring it up. he could just be slow. or he could have a mild form of cerebral palsy.
tempertantrums are usually a sign of frustration. not being able to tell you what he wants etc. ( do you notice when his tantrums occure? is it when he wants something? or just when you say no to something?)
if he is doing it because he wants somtheing and you said no extinct it(ignore it) i will warn you that ignoring a behavior will cause an increase in that behavior but it will go down in frequency when he realizes that you arent going to give in. let us know how it goes. ill be praying for you.
hey sortof sounds like me. when i was a baby and a kid i never talk but then again i couldnt talk.it took me almost 10 years to talk. iam speach impaired. i dont know what kind of speach imparement i have. i was a little kid and i remember going to a speech therapist at age 2. from hard work i began to speak around 10 of age. 8 years of working hard. and now i just stop going to her when i was 16 and now iam 17 and a half. but i still have trouble talking but mostly its pronoucnig and rarly people dont understand me and when i was a little kid the doctors i went to said i will never speak in my life. so maybe this is the same situration like i have. plus you should tell your doctor about this also like dyanmatteson said. good luck i hope this helps you a little.
Tink- don't let this freak you out too much. Yes, you should probably bring it up to your doc and they can refer you to a developmental psychologist, but it could be just nothing. But I would probably bring it up if I were you.
i have a three year old and when he was two he only said shut up and drink and i was worried but then he is now talking really well but he seems to know because the health visitor was keeping an eye on his speach he wont say anything i always think when they have something to say they will. also you could try to encourage speach by making him ask for his drink. they say you have to say it twenty times for them to start trying to say the word if that makes sense
My son Ryan didn't talk either at age 2 or 3. I went through a stage being really worried too, when he was a day care he bang his head on the wall, always wanted to be comforted. I have him in speech theorapy at Rehab plus he in PPCD special ed.. pre school he was held back but the good news I was relieved he started to talk... very slow.. then I bought Your Baby Can Read.. that helped alot...his speech still needs alot of help but he talking, much better potty training too. So theirs some hope for ya..
There are programs that your doctor can tell you about that may be helpful in returning or developing speech in your son. Think about it carefully, but did he have any vaccines around the time he lost his ability to speak? Are you still giving him vaccines? Perhaps he has had some immune damage and needs more time to recover before you continue with more vaccines, if you decide to. Please think about it. My best friend has a beautiful daughter who is now 9 who cannot speak due to vaccine damage. She also has mild retardation. She was able to speak a few words up to about age 1-1/2. She is not autistic nor does she have asperger's. She just cannot speak and the only cause that anyone has ever been able to link to it is the vaccines she had. I wish you both the best.
I'm ready to get a second opinion.. My doctor wants to put Ryan on Ritlin so I tried it didn't change him a bit but gave him the runs which is not fun.. She just want to give him a higher dose. I just want him off it now.. I know he slow, but I'm not sure if medicine the answer..