I was just told that my 20 month old son would benefit from speech therapy. I know that he doesn't talk as much as most kids his age but he does know words, he uses them occasionally but not consistently. He's just not a very verbal child. I don't really know what to think. I feel as though I failed him....
I was told both of mine need speech therapy don't feel bad lol
20 months old? Too early for that IMO. My kid is four and doesn't start speech therapy until this coming school year.
<blockquote><b>Quoting *Momlette*:</b>" I was told both of mine need speech therapy don't feel bad lol"</blockquote>
Have you sent them?
The only words Liam says are please and thank you (probably because I refuse to give him anything he wants until he is polite)
Every other word he knows he says rarely. (Mama, daddy, Lena, up, night night...) I don't know how to help him. I can't make him talk... but he's not even 2 so I was shocked that they recommended therapy....
<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" 20 months old? Too early for that IMO. My kid is four and doesn't start speech therapy until this coming school year."</blockquote>
I don't want to wait until he's in school and can't communicate. I do think that before 2 is early but I don't know how to help him in the mean time.... he understands me perfectly because he reacts appropriately when I ask him to do something, he just won't talk.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mr Dad:</b>" Don't feel like a failure, early childhood intervention and speech therapy can be very beneficial to ... [snip!] ... to children with speech issues/delays. I just hope, at his age, that it's more informal and fun than it is regimented."</blockquote>
I'm going to meet with them and see if they work well with my son. If I think its too intense I'll find a different therapist