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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 to help my 5.5-year-old, who doesn't speak fluently and never listens, take an interest in reading and talking?

My son is 5.5 years old. It is hard for us to make him respond to questions, tell short stories that are in his syllabus, even a statement in English. We speak in our mother tongue only at home. Even ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you correct slang or other improper grammar in a pre-schooler?

In our particular cast, our three year old son has developed a habit of responding "uh-huh" instead of "yes", and "uh-uh" instead of "no". This makes it really hard to understand which he's saying at ...
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Should we see a Speech Development Specialist?

My child is 2.9 years old. He is very active and restless. He understands everything but can't respond with even a word. He can say just 1 or two words, such as water, car, toy, give me, etc. After ...
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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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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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When should we be concerned about garbled speech in my 2.5-year-old?

My 2.5-year-old toddler has started saying words (more like noises) that me and my wife can sometimes understand, but they barley sound like the intended words. At what point should we start to get ...
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Is it normal for a 3-year-old to repeat the question before answering?

My 3 years and 3 months old son has speech delay. He repeats the question and then answers (mainly choice questions). At age 3, if I asked him any question ('this or that'), he simply repeated ('this ...
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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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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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Teaching K and G sounds

K and G are the consonants in most western languages that are hardest to learn how to say. What ways can I help my kid(s) to learn how to pronounce these sounds?
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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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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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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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Can learning sign language be harmful for babies' speech development? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does using sign language really accelerate a child's ability to speak? I am considering teaching my 8-month-old sign language, and I can't sneeze without finding resources ...
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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 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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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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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' ...