SENSORY/pdd

by BON
(TEXAS)

MY THREE YR OLD IS ONLY SAYING MA MA AND DA DA....HE HAS BEEN IN OT SPEECH AND PT FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS WITH GREAT PROGRESS...HE IS IN SCHOOL AND LOVES IT... WILL HE EVER SPEAK???? HE HAS GREAT EYE CONTACT AND POINTS TO EVERYTHING, BUT HE's NOT TALKING HELP

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Jul 28, 2012
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have faith
by: Anonymous

my grandson also was slow at speech...by three he said a few words...with a couple yrs of therapy he is now 5 and never shuts up...wow...just keep hugging him it sends all those endorphins to his blood stream...also spinning is great...a sluggiush vestuibular system can make speech difficult... spin him around as mucbha spossible if you can stand it... also point to everything known to man..even if he does not say it... he is a normal words oriented youngster, stubborn, smart and loveable... dont lwet him go into his own world...keep him building, moving swinging and hugs hugs hugs you can also get a surgical brush real soft, and brush him 3 times a day talk to your therapist it stimulates all the senses the earlieer the better good luck and god bless!!!

Jan 09, 2010
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SeeMe Speech Coach
by: Sue

I found an interactive software which helps to improve speech delayed problems and help build vocabulary on toddlers and young children with special needs. SeeMe SPEECH COACH has been very effective in the learning process of the children.
I hope you give it a try and share it with others too.

website: http://www.seemetutor.com/

Jan 04, 2010
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Oral Apraxia?
by: Anonymous

My daughter is almost three now and only six months ago had ten words, mostly approximations. Since then, in addition to severe SPD, she has been diagnosed with oral apraxia. She gets speech therapy 3x/wk minimum and her speech is exploding. I noticed that the way they did the ST changed once she had the apraxia diagnosis. The STs no longer demand speech, they accept approximations which encourages trying, and they focus on oral motor exercises and nonsense syllable strings. What a difference! Get a good speech and language eval done by someone qualified to give an apraxia diagnosis is deemed appropriate.

In the beginning, despite wonderful social skills, our daughter was misdiagnosed with autism because she couldn't speak. Later, the neurologist told us if she didn't have a speech delay, no one would be giving her a second look. Get the right diagnosis so you can get the right treatment.

Dec 18, 2009
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his PT and spinning
by: bon

my son is doing great with his PT OT and speech..he is 3 the PT puts him on a spinning machine and then looks into his eyes to see if they are moving back and forth.... he has an underdeveloped vestibular system....we for the first time in 9 months they spun him and he actually got dizzy, by his eye movement...they said that was great, does anyone know what this means....???? is his vestibular system maturing..he only says sounds and ma ma and dad da.... he points and pulls you everywhere, and understands the parts of his body.... ihe does have sensory issues...we are praying for more words he is 3....God gave us two so far and we are so very grateful!!!!!

Dec 18, 2009
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sensory pdd
by: Anonymous

I have a son with autism he's 10 yrs old...

by the sound of it I don't think your son has autism...

I think a developmental ped can tell you yes or no. But my son after a major move (18 Months)...stopped pointing, stopped saying 5 words, and started strange behaviors, no eye contact...

he may have apraxia look it up on the web...

Good Luck,

Mom in PA

Dec 18, 2009
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Good news.
by: Anonymous

Hi there... some good news for you. My neighbor didn't speak until he was 4yrs old...he now has his Phd! Hang in there..keep up with the therapy.

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