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Questions tagged [speech]

Questions relating to speech. Appropriate topics include learning to speak, speech disabilities, and improving specific speech skills. As with other health-related topics, questions relating to diagnosing or treating a specific medical condition may be closed, as they should be asked of an ...

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How to help a 3 year old to speak?

My child is 2 year 10 months. He is not speaking by his own. If I ask him "What do you want apple or banana?" he answers me: "apple banana". He is not able to understand me. Some kids call him: "come ...
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My 2 year 8 month old son is not interested in hearing stories [closed]

How to make child get interested in stories? He colors the book but by seeing somewhere. He just shows interest in only very limited food. He is suffering from constipation. He is able to say rhymes, ...
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My 2-year-old son is still not talking. Is this normal?

I have a 2-year-old son. He still isn't talking, he'll say words here and there like "bird" when he sees a bird and he'll say words like mama or dada sometimes but never in correlation with my wife or ...
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How to teach “Li” sound?

Few months back I asked a question about how to teach my daughter 'L' sound. Now she is able to sound 'La', 'Lu', and 'Lo' properly. But she is still facing the trouble in speaking 'Li', and 'Le' ...
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How to help my 4-year-old focus on his tasks instead of zoning out?

My 4-year-old son is diagnosed with speech and a borderline case of autism (score was—29). Since 2 months ago he started to speak in sentences, tries to talk on his own and tries to explain what ...
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What can I do to teach my 22 months old toddler to talk?

My son completed 22 months and not talking with us. My wife stays at home to take care of him. Right now he says some 15-20 alphabets, 4 colors. We usually show him TV during lunch and dinner (60 ...
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Should I speak English with my toddler

My spouse has a plan! She wants me to speak English with my toddler, to give him an early advantage in English. We live in Israel and both of us speak Hebrew, this is our native language. While my ...
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5 year old talking in second person

So my 5 year old talks a lot. But when she does it's in a third person, saying what she expects I would say when directed towards her. So she's not speaking in first person, but in first person from ...
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How to make my daughter not to make nose sound while speaking?

My daughter is 3.5 years old. She doesn't sound few letters like 'L' but 'N' instead. But I believe she will learn that by time. However few weeks back I noticed that she speaks from her nose (nasal ...
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4 to 5 year old child taking time to answer questions

When asked my 4 year old either does not respond to the question or responds slowly and I've seen 3 year olds respond much more quickly. Is this a development concern or is something in the "normal" ...
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My 3-year-old is not speaking but pointing

My son is 3 years and 3 months old. He does not talk at all. He had an assessment when he was 2.5 years old, but the doctor would not want diagnose ASD as he is still young. He has been going for ...
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How to explain the concept of past / future to a kid?

I have troubles explaining the concept of past / future to my son. He certainly has some idea of time by now, but can't express it correctly. He has picked up the word "tomorrow" and uses it for both ...
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My five year boy child is not able to speak letters starting with “L” or “R” clearly

My five year boy child is not able to speak letters starting with "L" or "R" clearly. For example if he has to say "Light" he pronounce it as "Aaight" or sometimes "Haaight". Similar for say "Rat" ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that young boys articulate their learning differently to girls?

My son came home from the first week of kindergarten. Each day I asked him: "What did you learn at school today?" His response: "Nothing." When I ask his teacher what they've been learning - ...
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Talking for 19 month

My son is 19 months and he doesn't talk, just says mama and baba (and not all the time- maybe 1 or 2 times in day). He doesn't go to daycare and he doesn't have a brother or sister. I try to talk with ...
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What benefits does using “baby talk” provide, and how do you maximize those benefits?

When I was doing my initial language development research about 7 years ago, I vaguely remember seeing several (probably non-scientific or blog sources) recommend against using "baby talk", arguing ...
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How can I make my baby try and talk

Is there a way which will encourage babies to try and talk words? I have tried talking to my baby girl a lot of times, but that doesn't seem to help She is 1 year old I just want to check if I can ...
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23-month-old son does not listen or acknowledge

My son is 23 months old. He is normally very active, running and playing with his toys. My only problem is whenever we call him, he won't listen because he is so busy. He would simply not care what ...
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Can you tell if toddler speech is delayed at 15 months?

Can you tell at age 15-16 months if child has a speech impediment?
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Recommendations on helping a 4 year old with speech difficulty

It was recently suggested by our son's doctor that he be evaluated for signs of Autism due to certain tendencies he has such as an underdeveloped speech ability. We have the appointment scheduled ...
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Why is my 6-year-old son yelling or being very loud when talking?

I have a 6-year-old son. Whenever he talks, he yells. He has had several hearing tests and passes them with flying colors. I do not understand why he tends to yell. Is his behavior normal?
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How can I get my child (two and a half) to vocalize, to make any sounds,

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 ...
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How to motivate a 3 year old to answer “yes” or “no”

My son is 3 years old, and started to speak late. Now his vocabulary is vastly increasing, and I can ask him about colors of things or numbers or where is this and that, but I would like to pose him ...
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How do i stop my 5yr old repeating herself and is she fine?

she says," I want, I want , I want to drink water". Or "I don't I don't I don't want to go". When she is angry or chatting to her dolls, she does not repeat herself. Apart from that she is fine and ...
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At what age do trilingual toddlers develop consistent speech?

My husband and I speak 3 languages fluently, our native, swahili and English. My biggest concern is we speak both of the languages in the house and as a parent I'm now concerned that we might confuse ...
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15 month old girl hasn't learned any new words in months

My 15 months old girl hasn't learned any new words in 4 months. The only words she can say are 'Mom', 'Dad', 'Dog' and 'Hi'. She has started grunting for what she wants, but isn't saying anything more....
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Combining sounds to simple words

This is my third child, and so I'm not too worried, etc... I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on how to encourage or work towards combining sounds a toddler already knows (in this case "s" with ...
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My toddler calls me “Mommy”, but I'm his father

It was cute and funny at first that both of us were being called Mommy, and I still don't really mind. My wife and I laugh and try to correct him, pointing to pictures, ourselves and repeating the ...
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Should I be concerned that my 2 year-old cannot pronounce sounds like “vee” and “fee”?

Our first child had no problems speaking quite clearly. However, our second child who is 2 years old has trouble pronouncing sounds like "vee" and "fee". For example, "vessel" becomes "bessel" and "...
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What age do kids really “master” the conversational basics?

I'm not talking about when they speak their first words, or even their first sentences, but the age where they can carry on a decent conversation with (say) kids of the same age. What age does this ...
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Getting real answers from a 3 year old

Whenever we ask our 3-year-old an open-ended what or why question, he will usually just ask "Why?" or "What?" back. Examples: (He wakes crying at night. We go in.) Why are you crying? "Why...?" (He ...
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2 year old still drooling, what can i do?

I have a child of two years and still drooling, at first I did not care much but I fear that this will become a habit or interfere with their ability to speak. I already visited the pediatrician and ...
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When do bilingual kids start to talk fluently?

My older boy is turning 3 years old soon. And he still does not build meaningful sentence. He is being raised inside Czech Republic, and we, both parents are Czech speaking. But thing is, that we do ...
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How can I help my 9 year old son fall asleep and stop stuttering?

My 9 year old son has always had a bedtime routine and has never had a problem falling asleep. However, during 3rd grade he began stuttering routinely and also began having problems falling asleep. ...
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My son talks way too fast and I need help

My son talks way too fast and often ends sentences with a mumble, especially when he is enthusiastic. It is really difficult to follow his conversation and I end up getting very stressed, after ...
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Moving my speech delayed 5.5 yo son to a foreign environment

I have a speech-delayed 5.5 years old son. Our first language is Arabic and he goes to an Arabic school that teaches English as a second language. We have been doing speech therapy since he was 3.5 ...
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How to teach your toddler to pronounce old words correctly?

My 2-year-old is now capable of making certain phonetic sounds that he wasn't able to when he first started speaking. For many words, he's adjusted his pronunciation slightly as he's used them more ...
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If I want to ensure my kids are bilingual, how should I decide which language to use when with them?

Suppose I have a kid and I want them to be bilingual. Does it confuse a child when you speak two languages to them? If so, how does one avoid this? But I don't know much about how language develops so ...
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My 16 month old son knows only a couple of words

I speak Italian, my wife French (but not often) and we live in UK. The only clear word my son says is "mamma". He is actually quite talkative: he often takes the phone and starts "chatting" for a few ...
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How to get your toddler to ask nicely for things when they're grumpy?

We taught our son really early on to say and sign, "Please" when he wants things. We've never responded to his demands when he wants something, and have him ask nicely first. We also encourage "thank ...
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My 14 month old granddaughter doesn't talk, and she doesn't seem to understand.

But she babbles a lot. She only seems interested in actions. She can wave bye-bye, but does not understand what it means. If you say "yay!" she will clap her hands and say "yay". So far, she does ...
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Our babygirl doesn't say mommy

I am from Turkey and in Turkish the word for father is baba and dede for grandpa. Our 17 month old baby girl follows me all day with repeated baba but rarely says anne for mommy. As much as this ...
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What are the stages of child speech and language development?

What are the distinct stages or landmarks or milestones in speech in language development, in the order they're typically reached, and why is it that order? For instance, I know that certain types of ...
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2-year-old does not speak

My son will be two years old next month, and he doesn't speak. Actually, he speaks, but some other language which nobody can understand. If I point him out to something, he says it not perfectly, but ...
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Cause and cure of silly behavior in children

What can be some of the causes/reasons that a child (in the 7-year-old range) to speak in a silly voice and in a silly way, more than an average child? I don't know how to be more specific by silly ...
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My son has not started speaking properly, now he is 1 yr and 10 months

My son is now 1 year and 10 months old and he hardly speaks. He calls Maa, Paa and very few words. But he understands whatever we say and is smart enough to do things. He will understand if we scold ...
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Delayed speech for 3 year old

My 3 year old still doesn't speak in sentences. He can convey things in 1-2 words but cannot form sentences. Even if he knows a simple sentence like "I want water" but he will never remember to say ...
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My 4 year old daughter has suddenly changed her speech

My 4 year old daughter has all of a sudden changed her accent drastically to one that is awful. The pronunciation is totally incorrect and its freaking me out. The more I correct the worse it becomes. ...
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What to do about a 3-year-old child not speaking and not interacting with people around him?

A friend’s child is approaching 3 years of age. He doesn't even say single words and we don't get any attention from him when we call him or try to play with him. That means there is no response from ...
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How to know if 12 month old is talking

I have a 12-month old girl. She understands a few words (like mommy, daddy) and maybe a few words (claps when we say "clap", waves when people say "hi" or "bye"). I can't tell if she's talking or ...