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 appropriate medical professional.

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How should we address stuttering in a toddler?

My 2.5 year old has recently developed what can be best described as a stutter. It only seems to occur with us, and mostly when asking a question ("Wh, wh, wh, wh, what's that Daddy?). It's ...
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How important is the pronunciation of an infant's first words?

My 11 month old son has started to talk. He currently has a two-word vocabulary: "uh-oh", and "balloon". He clearly understands the meaning of the word balloon, and uses it appropriately (his use of ...
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How to get 2 year old to vocalize words?

I have a two year old (just turned two) boy that doesn't speak much. He vocalizes only a few words (like "mom", "up", and "grandpa") clearly but other than those, he's largely silent. He seems ...
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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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Will babies who start walking early, start talking late?

Our baby girl is 550 days old (~18 months), but can't speak like another baby girl that is 400 days old (~13 months). We are worried about this. My baby girl understands anything, but when she wants ...
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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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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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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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How do we stop our child screeching?

Our 3 1/2 month old has just learned how to make an ear-piercing screech, which appears to either mean "happy" or "tired and grumpy". How can we dissuade her from making this noise, without "ignoring"...
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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 ...
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Moving to a foreign country with a 2.5 years old child

My wife and I are moving to a foreign country with our 30 months old daughter. The country we are moving to speaks a different language (German-we speak Italian) which my wife and I understand and ...
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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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10 year old child talks way too fast. How can I slow her down?

My 10 year old daughter talks so fast, it's sometimes hard to follow what she says without concentrating. It's not the enunciation as such (although it could be better) and I don't think she needs to ...
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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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Do babies who watch TV start speaking late?

Our baby girl just less than two years old but she can't speak like another babies of the same age. We are not worried about this, but we have question. My baby girl understand anything but when she ...
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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 ...