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Professional intervention sounds like a good idea -- at least an evaluation, so you could find out what's going on, and whether the professional thinks she could help him. Your son's primary care doctor should be able to provide some suggestions. A speech and language specialist is one possibility. Occupational therapists are good at bringing fine motor and ...


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Adding to Stephie's great answer -- As she said, never correct -- simply ask. Example: "Can we have 'paghetti, Daddy?" "You want (slowly) spaghetti for dinner?" (Wait for nod or verbal response) "Let's see if we have some spaghetti in the cupboard, shall we?" If it's a multi-syllable word, and the child is getting them mixed up, step one is, you ...


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First: Pick your battles wisely. There is no need to train your child to use the proper words in each and every case. (And no, this is not the "Aawww, so cute when he says 'Duper!'" perspective, more an "The grass doesn't grow faster when you pull on it.") Even if you suspect "stubbornness" remember that your child has reached an age where he starts to ...


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A toddler learn most of his/her early feats by imitation. That goes the same way with language. They essentially repeat what they have heard. Babbling is when they start to do that. The "wah-er-bah-dah" does not sound like anything you'd recognised, but it is their best attempt to say something they heard. My 15 month-old daughter makes a few of those ...


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This is an interesting question and kudos for wanting to give your child such a head start in languages. Most long-term successfull cases I know rely on different persons speaking different languages. Some examples: Two parents with different native languages, each using their language with the children. One parent using a learned language only. ...



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