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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 15:14 PM   1
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2year assessment: speech


Isobelle turns 2 (eeek) next month so obviously will be due her 2 year assessment and I know speech is included but I'm a bit worried the HV will assume Isobelle can't talk because she can be quite shy around new/different people so may not respond to what the HV says or asks. A friend told me to record her so I have proof she can say certain words but I tried that and she just didn't think it was such a good idea and just kept mumbling and babbling lol.

Pointless thread really, just concerned xx



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 15:17 PM   2
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im worried about this too my son wont talk in front of anyone except me my husband my mum and my sister. hes shy and never talks around others especially not strangers so hes never going to answer her if she asks him anything, im hoping she'll take my word for it.



 
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im worried about this too my son wont talk in front of anyone except me my husband my mum and my sister. hes shy and never talks around others especially not strangers so hes never going to answer her if she asks him anything, im hoping she'll take my word for it.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 15:21 PM   4
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I think generally HVs know that kids can be shy, she'll try and get her to play with her to encourage her to open up but i'd imagine she'd take your word on it when she asks how many words she can say etc xx



 
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I wouldn't worry I'm sure they take into account shyness. Maybe film her speaking?

Thomas is only 17 months but has been referred to a speech therapist I don't see the need! He doesn't speak yet but he's still young :/



 
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When ds1 went for his check we spent about 15 mins playing in the room before our assessment began and the hv just said that she had heard him use lots of language during that time so there was no formal assessment of his speech as such.
I was worried about this two as ds1 is an anxious child and does not like new environments so he started to cry as soon as we entered the building for the assessment but the 'play' time gave him a chance to settle.



 
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I wouldn't worry I'm sure they take into account shyness. Maybe film her speaking?

Thomas is only 17 months but has been referred to a speech therapist I don't see the need! He doesn't speak yet but he's still young :/
My boy didnt talk until he hit almost 2 years old. Dont worry at all, when he did start talking, he was speaking in full sentences.

Our 2 year review involved us filling in a form as the hv's were far too busy to visit every toddler in Exeter! Luckily, we are more than happy with his developement.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 16:44 PM   8
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Don't worry, it's not an exam! The HV will probably just ask you if LO is being a bit quiet. You don't need proof.



 
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For the assessments here, you simply fill out a questionnaire form and the doctor talks it over with you. You don't have to prove anything you answer.



 
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I wouldn't worry I'm sure they take into account shyness. Maybe film her speaking?

Thomas is only 17 months but has been referred to a speech therapist I don't see the need! He doesn't speak yet but he's still young :/
My boy didnt talk until he hit almost 2 years old. Dont worry at all, when he did start talking, he was speaking in full sentences.

Our 2 year review involved us filling in a form as the hv's were far too busy to visit every toddler in Exeter! Luckily, we are more than happy with his developement.
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Thanks I'm not worried as he's just started walking so is obviously focusing on more of the physical stuff at the moment.



 
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