question about my soon to be 3 year old, HELP :(

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question about my soon to be 3 year old, HELP :(

Postby lia80 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:29 am

my precious jewel who's soon going to be 3 doesnt speak clearly and I am "freaking out" i havent brought it up to his pediatricians because I am scared of hearing something I dont want to, when he tries to talk its like he goes from one thing to another and its difficult for him to spit everything out he mumbles the same thing then tries to finish his word, he doesnt really say any sentences yet I dont know what to make of it, it my just overthinking this or is it something i need to talk to his doctor about? dh tells me not to worry but i know he does as well, he cant also really keep himself busy with one thing more then a few min at a time, and when you ask him something he says something so random and points with his hands just very very confused, any input is much needed, thank u
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Postby butterflylr » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:47 am

If you are truly concerned, it will do nothing but good to bring it up to the pedi. Pretending there is not a problem when there possibly is, is doing nothing but a disservice to your child. If there is truly an issue, the earlier they can help with therapy, the better.

Keep in mind if they do tell you there is something wrong, it does NOT change who your child is. They are the same kid they were prior to any sort of diagnosis. That will not change. The only thing that will change is helping them for the better.
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Postby Cally » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:30 pm

I agree with butterfly, I would say it to your pedi. It cant hurt. If he needs speech therapy the earlier he gets it the better. Try not to worry yourself over it but definitely seek advice because if there is a problem brushing it under the carpet is going to do nothing for it. Good luck to you both :)
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Postby Emmo » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:50 am

Just saw this thread. Did you ask the pediatrician? There are early intervention programs that you should really look into. And it depends on the state, but here in OK, it is free if your LO is delayed enough to qualify. And earliest is always best. GL
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