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if a 3 1/2yr old child does not speak, whats wrong with him?

8 answers
3 years ago
42month old child still does not talk? what could be the problem

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3 years ago
Nothing is wrong with him. Every child is different and will do things at different ages when they are ready. My daughter didnt start talking till she was 4 years old.
3 years ago
He could be mentally retarted...that is coming from a doctor here i would talk to your pediatrition
3 years ago
He could be mentally retarted...that is coming from a doctor here i would talk to your pediatrition
3 years ago
if hes that old and not talking hs his perdiactrician mentioned anything to u about speach therapy?? also i would get his hearing checked..alot of times kids have extra fluid in there ears and need tubes put inand once they have that they start to speak alot better...i know a few kids that needed them and one that just needed speach therapy..dont ignore it though..talk to ur pedi.
3 years ago
also have him checked for autism . most children with autism dont speak til their a little older
3 years ago
Not every child learns at the same pace. My son is 3 and he is very advanced with his mechanical skills (this info came from his doctor too) but his speech isn’t there much. It has been recommended that we take him to see a speech therapist, however we haven't and not because we don’t want him to talk but because I feel there is another reason that he hasn’t spoken and so far, I have been right.  Children can feel our stress, which causes them stress. My husband was deployed for the entire year last year and a few months from 2009, he left right as our son was starting his "talking". I have always said that our son "waits for his daddy to be home" ever since I was pregnant with him. My husband was deployed when I was pregnant with him and he didn’t make his appearance until my husband was home (smart kid). So don’t listen to all of those people who are quick to "make judgment" that your child is retarded or something is seriously wrong with him...YOU are his mother...YOU know YOUR child NOT ANYONE ELSE. Get some books on first words, shapes, etc. See if you can find them on his favorite cartoon characters...that is a huge help. I also made my own Alphabet pages. On each page I put 2 pictures of what begins with that letter (such as “A”...I put a picture of an apple being carried by ants.) I put the "eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet, face, etc. on the letters as well...this has been a huge success. Don’t get down, pick yourself up and your child and start slowly, he will catch on....he just needs yours and your husbands/significant others love and help.
3 years ago
My son is autistic. My pedriatrician had him get a hearing test at 1 1/2 years old. He passed it. He was quiet but when we went to parties the music bothered him and he would cry so much.  Then we would leave and he was still crying. his behavior was good but some environments he just didnt like he would cry . People would look at me like what a brat.  his tantrums lasted longer than a normal kid.I also looked into early intervention.  They came tested him and statrted the speech therapy , occupational therapy, now he is 4 is going to a special school. he repeats everything we say.  He is still developing speech.  he goes to neurological specialist every six month, taking behavior medication.  Don't wait or sit and wait try to do research get your son the help he needs.  If he is or not autistic you will know and the earlier the better.  good luck with your little one. 
3 years ago
My son is autistic. My pedriatrician had him get a hearing test at 1 1/2 years old. He passed it. He was quiet but when we went to parties the music bothered him and he would cry so much.  Then we would leave and he was still crying. his behavior was good but some environments he just didnt like he would cry . People would look at me like what a brat.  his tantrums lasted longer than a normal kid.I also looked into early intervention.  They came tested him and statrted the speech therapy , occupational therapy, now he is 4 is going to a special school. he repeats everything we say.  He is still developing speech.  he goes to neurological specialist every six month, taking behavior medication.  Don't wait or sit and wait try to do research get your son the help he needs.  If he is or not autistic you will know and the earlier the better.  good luck with your little one. 

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