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Late talking kid
My son is 3 years and nine months but still not able/trying to connect two words . Overall he is fine, responsive, active ,good at sports , but the problem area is that he don't speak by himself . We have to push him to make him speak first. Even he answers to the question we made him learn like kaise ho? He 'll say - Theek hun. But if we ask him kya khelna hai - he 'll just say - car, chauka, park etc. He is going to play school for a year ,but when asked school mein kya kiya - he keeps mum and start doing his things . Even we went for his hearing test ,all fine , no tounge tie . Consulted pediatrician about a year back , suggested us to wait as everything was fine from medical side (even from the ent side also). Please help us and suggest what can we do for him.
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Hi, If your child is trying to speak in two word utterances, model the right way of saying it and add may be a word or two. Expose him to a lot of situations and demonstrate the utterances he could say in a given situation. It is perfectly fine if he repeats after you initially. Once the situations become repetitive in his routine, wait for a response in anticipation. Even if he attempts to say something relevant, appreciate his efforts rather than correcting him every single time. Be sure you make a positive and fun environment for communication and interaction. Do not put a lot of demand in expectation. Things will develop as you try to utilize language interaction strategies. As far as narrating sequences of daily routine is concerned, there is a lot to be worked up on before teaching him to do so. Get him to express in a positive manner first. Communication should always be fun than a burden on the child.
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You may consult a Speech Therapist to understand language learning strategies.
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Do not make communication look like work to the child. Try to keep it fun and playful.
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Hi, Since other Milestones are normal, you should wait for some time. Open you tube app on mobile and search Dr Deepak Patel. Watch video on normal Milestones in Children. It will help you. Subscribe for more health related videos. Take care.
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Since you have consulted most of the specialists, and they have said to wait, I will also suggest the same. Some kids especially boys are slow in language.
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