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Grunter... Wolfskrieger 17 kids; Morgan Hill, California 1564 posts
3rd Oct

So when my son wants something he usually grunts and grunts then cries if he doesnt get it right away. He's 2 and barely talks maybe 10-13 words total. He's beginning to be more expressive but the grunting is killing me lol. I try to get him to say words but he simply can't I guess.
Does this go away? I am already trying to get him into speech therapy just in case but it's taking AGESSSSSSSS.
He also screams seems like 24.7 :|

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
3rd Oct

My Son went through a screaming phase. We didn't eat at a public restaurant for like, a year and a half. Basically from 2 to 3 1/2.
He also didn't start talking a lot until he was 2 1/2. However we did find out he had some hearing loss and at 3 1/2 he got tubes and adenoids removed. I wish I would have had his hearing checked much earlier because his speech was already damaged due to the hearing loss. Have you had his hearing checked?

Wolfskrieger 17 kids; Morgan Hill, California 1564 posts
3rd Oct
Quoting Ames Unpopularopinion:" My Son went through a screaming phase. We didn't eat at a public restaurant for like, a year and a half. ... [snip!] ... hearing checked much earlier because his speech was already damaged due to the hearing loss. Have you had his hearing checked?"



His doctor didn't see a need to have it checked since he wakes up to even a slight creak in the house lol. I would mention it just in case since I can imagine it's hard to detect when they are this young.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
3rd Oct
Quoting Wolfskrieger:" His doctor didn't see a need to have it checked since he wakes up to even a slight creak in the house ... [snip!] ... creak in the house lol. I would mention it just in case since I can imagine it's hard to detect when they are this young. "

LOL that doesn't matter. They can still hear but the way they hear something is different when hearing loss is present. My Son went over 3 years before we checked (which needs to be done before referring for speech therapy) and to our surprise he had slight hearing loss. Funny thing is, I never thought it would be an issue since he had only had 1 ear infection in his entire life.
Anyway, it would at the very least knock out one possible cause before therapy is considered.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
3rd Oct

I'm not trying to be rude in the least, but if he is only talking that little then he needs to be evaluated by the doctor for learning disabilities. I know he is quite young, but the lack of speech, screaming and grunting can all indicate a bigger problem. It is better to find out early than to wait.