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Speech Therapy...? Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
5th Jun '13

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....

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25516 posts
5th Jun '13

I was told both of mine need speech therapy don't feel bad lol

JΔ$ Georgia 77705 posts
status 5th Jun '13

20 months old? Too early for that IMO. My kid is four and doesn't start speech therapy until this coming school year.

Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
5th Jun '13

<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....

User 0123456789 Talofofo, GU, Guam 15032 posts
5th Jun '13

Don't feel like a failure, early childhood intervention and speech therapy can be very beneficial to children with speech issues/delays. I just hope, at his age, that it's more informal and fun than it is regimented.

Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
5th Jun '13

<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.

Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
5th Jun '13

<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