Late Talkers...

danmc_82

Distinguished Member
I have a 26 month old son and he's not talking yet. He can say one word which is da-da but dont think he knows what it means when he says it.

Just wondering if anyone else has had any late talkers as me and my partner are getting concerned.

He's had a hearing test which turned out to be fine. In his 2 year assesment the lady just said he's later than normal but nothing to worry about yet.

I've searched the internet and have read many stories, some parents say all children speak when they want to, others say autism.

My boy understands what we say to him and he does as we ask (some of the time :D) and he does seem to pay alot of attention to what he does (very observant).

Any advice please
 

hutchri

Novice Member
I haven't had personal experience of this yet as our first is only 10 months old, however my best friends child didn't speak until around 30 months and underwent various tests all showing nothing unusual.

However once their son started to talk, it was amazing to see how he made up for lost time and almost had a new word everyday.... Hopefully you will shortly find the same, and you can keep us posted on his progress! :)
 

ChrisNic

Active Member
I was late to talk to the extent that I visited a speech therapist, whilst I think it was a concern for my parents at the time it did come and developed quickly when I chose to and hasn't impacted things at all. I'm certain I was older than 26 months as well.
 

danmc_82

Distinguished Member
Thats made me feel a little better, @ ChrisNic how long were you at speech therapist for?
 

danmc_82

Distinguished Member
However once their son started to talk, it was amazing to see how he made up for lost time and almost had a new word everyday.... Hopefully you will shortly find the same, and you can keep us posted on his progress! :)
Yes alot of people have said similar things, when he starts he wont ever shut up :D

Yes I'll keep this thread updated :thumbsup:
 

ChrisNic

Active Member
danmc_82 said:
Thats made me feel a little better, @ ChrisNic how long were you at speech therapist for?
I'm really not sure I'm afraid, I do remember going so it must have been for a while. I went on to University and have a good job now which involves huge amounts of verbal communication, once I decided I wanted to speak I couldn't be stopped!

We were speaking about it over dinner recently which made me read your thread in the first place.
 

Jenn

Novice Member
My son was a late talker and I started to be concerned too.

But like others have said, when he started it went fast. As if he'd been learning all this time and suddenly decided to tell us all he'd learnt :)

He's in nursery now and all is well.
 

conrod129

Novice Member
Our eldest is 34months and doesn't talk, he's clever he understands what we say, just might not do it :)

We can baby talk with him and have a conversation as such, we can communicate by signing although this is very very basic.

We have been for hearing tests, then onto speech therapy for 6 weeks, now waiting for a kiddy doctor appointment as therapy didn't work.
 

danmc_82

Distinguished Member
Our eldest is 34months and doesn't talk, he's clever he understands what we say, just might not do it :)

We can baby talk with him and have a conversation as such, we can communicate by signing although this is very very basic.

We have been for hearing tests, then onto speech therapy for 6 weeks, now waiting for a kiddy doctor appointment as therapy didn't work.
I hope everything turns out ok. I work with a woman and she said her daughter diddnt speak until she was just over 3 years old. Now she is the smartest girl in her year.
 

conrod129

Novice Member
danmc_82 said:
I hope everything turns out ok. I work with a woman and she said her daughter diddnt speak until she was just over 3 years old. Now she is the smartest girl in her year.
Thanks, you too.

He's started getting frustrated now so hopefully this is the push he needs.
 

Ian J

Banned
Just wondering if anyone else has had any late talkers as me and my partner are getting concerned.
We had similar concerns and our lad turned out to be autistic but it wasn't diagnosed until he was about 6 (and had only just started talking)
 

shodan

Distinguished Member
Trust me on this, you spend the first few years teaching them to speak then the rest of the time wishing they would shut up!
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
Ian J said:
We had similar concerns and our lad turned out to be autistic but it wasn't diagnosed until he was about 6 (and had only just started talking)
Late talking was the sign that led to my nephew being diagnosed with autism too.
I say late talking, he's now actually 7 and doesn't speak a single word.
Just noises. :-(
 

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