My son is two and a half, with developmental delay. He has low tone muscles, which we work on intensively with psychotherapy. He can now crawl, but not walk.
He doesn't talk, nor say any words, and doesn't babble really either. He does "blow raspberries", also infrequently makes ahhh sounds, short open syllable.
I go to speech therapy, where we work on understanding and language, through pictures, photos etc. He seems to be understanding nicely, just doesn't express himself with any words or sounds. If he wants something (like to drink) he just cries.
I have been to other therapist, who say they can help when he starts to vocalize, like make any sounds, then we can play with his lips etc, to product sounds, even unintentionally. But though this he learns. However, while he still isn't making any sounds, there is nothing they can do.
I am looking for any methods or techniques that can help arouse his speech, to start him making any sounds. Any ways to strenghen the muscles in his throut etc. It has been suggested, just like he has low tone muscles in his body (which make it hard for him to walk etc), this affects speach as well.
Do you have any ideas to help.
Thanks so much.