We Have a “Late Talker”


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4 Responses

  1. Katie says:

    Ugh, Atticus was slow. I noticed he was slow to meet all language milestones and had to beg to get a referral at 18 months. I hated that meeting and found a lot of what she said incorrect judgement based on a one time assessment of a kid that wasn’t cooperating. Same thing, late/reluctant talker. In the beginning I did the things they suggested, but I never found they helped. I basically just kept exposing him to repetitive language. Same book, same songs, same toys, etc. Once he picked up those his interest peaked because he was proud and his vocab exploaded. I just need to let it go and stop comparing. Once I knew there wasn’t a real problem, who caress if it’s slow, it will happen when it happens. And it did. 🙂

    • Kirsten says:

      It’s so hard when you know as their mom that something is wrong but feel like the assessment is not a fair one. We ended up seeing someone privately who gave more personalized suggestions than SSN did. At some point she just seems to have got past it and it using LOTS of words now. I think repetition was key for us too. It’s so hard not to compare, especially when you know other kids around the same age. You’re right though, it only adds stress to a situation that probably doesn’t need it – everything usually falls into place.

  2. Cole says:

    our second was a late talker as well. We did a program via SSN and had great success with them! A lot of modeling, repeating and such. By the time he hit three no one ever would have guessed he was a late talker. Good luck!

    • Kirsten says:

      She’s doing so much better now that we’ve been practicing with the same strategies you mentioned. LOTS of words, it’s pretty funny. And you’re right, hard to believe this was something we were concerned about not that long ago.

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