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Old 02-23-2013, 07:23 AM   #11
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:57 PM   #12
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My sister left the initial sound off if all words-it was from a hearing problem when she was younger.

I also recommend child find. Just call your local school district. There will probably be some paperwork for you to fill out, and then there are legal requirements around his quickly your son will be tested to see if be qualifies for services. Just know that it is a long process and it could be almost next school year before he receives services if he qualifies.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #13
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Re: Dealyed speech in three year old

I recently had my 2 yr old evaluated for her speech delay, she still has no words. Her hearing test is tomorrow, just to rule out any hearing problems. One thing the lady doing the eval mentioned was that dropping off the first sound like you describe can be a sign of a hearing loss. A hearing loss doesn't have to be 100% for it to cause speech problems.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:46 AM   #14
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I would call the school district and have him evaluated. He still might not qualify, but it's worth a shot and at least it will be on record then. Our son did not qualify for services at 3, but now that he's in kindergarten he did. He goes to speech during the school day
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #15
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My second child also has an incredible speech delay, will be 3 in a month. He says maybe 12 words tops that anyone could understand. He says about twice that many in ways that I personally have come to understand but most people wouldn't think to be anything.
He says "ahhh" to EVERYthing, all the time.
We started the process of EI quite a while ago. He has been in HeadStart, has been seeing a speech therapist for a year now, has had multiple evaluations done, hearing checked by a very good specialist, etc. We have no answers.
He has no history of ear, nose, or throat concerns. He was born with a posterior tongue tie, but that should not effect his speech this heavily and he has outgrown his other issues with the condition. He does have some sensory integration issues but nothing points towards a developmental delay or other condition.
Sign language was not working out for us.
Perhaps there is a huge key piece we are missing. Or, perhaps he has chosen not to put as much effort into learning speech as most children do. He is otherwise happy and healthy.
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