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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 17:34 PM   11
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My nearly 23 month old has almost no language. I got his hearing tested and he is partially deaf. We are waiting for a call back in 3 months to see if some fluid has cleared from behind his eardrums. In the meantime we have been signing. Since the discovery less than a week ago, he has been using 10-20 different words/signs a day.

He is also definately not autistic but can'/won't point at body parts, etc. Though he has some. Obvious language comprehension.
Signing worked wonders for my son he still uses signs now we are about to start pecs too (picture exchange communication system) as his language is still very delayed and developmentally he is only 2-3 so is struggling with routines and understanding now and next.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 17:43 PM   12
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My DS was behind in his speech development, I was aware of it but wasn't worried about it. When he got to about 2.5 I worried as he was frustrated with his inability to communicate properly and I could tell from his pronunciation that the issue was hearing based. He got tested at 3 and as suspected it was related to his hearing (moderate hearing loss). The way you describe your DS's speech sounds similar to what we experienced (and like your DS, my DS was imaginative and engaged in his play) so I would be inclined to get an audiology referral, if his hearing hasn't been checked already, but of course it might not be a hearing thing at all (hope you don't mind me putting that out there).



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 18:17 PM   13
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Hearing was mentioned at his appointment. I don't think it's hearing because of how well he understands and how he'll notice certain sounds. I know this can be deceiving though. Were there any red-flags with understanding or noticing/not noticing certain types of sounds for your son?



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 13:56 PM   14
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Hearing was mentioned at his appointment. I don't think it's hearing because of how well he understands and how he'll notice certain sounds. I know this can be deceiving though. Were there any red-flags with understanding or noticing/not noticing certain types of sounds for your son?
My friends dd had hearing problems. The red flags were not responding to environmental sounds rather than speech. E.g. The bath running or a packet of crisps being opened in another room etc.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 14:21 PM   15
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With DS his hearing issues really became noticeable when he started nursery and there was lots of background noise. At home it wasn't too obvious, except when he said new words as you could tell that he was hearing them incorrectly. And he was LOUD (he still is, its like living with a foghorn ).



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 22:07 PM   16
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Leo sometimes gets louder, but he's actually more soft spoken a lot of the time. I guess that's another indicator it's probably not hearing. Also, he'll notice environmental sounds. Sometimes he won't focus on you when you're talking to him and therefore will have a harder time responding, but that's just because he's 2 (almost), not because of a hearing issue.

Also, he may have had a recent increase in language, but he's starting to hit that plateau that always happens with language growth for him. I'm also seeing other consistent patterns: Some of the new words haven't stuck. For example, he's been very interested in colors and has accurately used a couple color words. His pronunciation is very off, but he had an approximation for red, blue, yellow, and orange... Maybe green. Now he only says blue when talking about colors. He still says "orange," but only in reference to the fruit, not the color. Also, he finally said the cat's name (well, sort of), but it only happened once. I need to get Violet to sleep now, so I have to cut this post short...



 
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He also has vowel distortions or says the wrong vowel in words. I've read that that's a red-flag. One example of this is that "hat" is "at," but so is "light." When he's tried to say "nut," he has sometimes used an uh sound in the middle, but he's also used an ih sound before too. I haven't heard him say "nut" in a long time though... He tried it in the past but settled on just using the sign. He loves saying "light" and "hat" though.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2017, 16:37 PM   18
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DD1 also had hearing issues, she was very softly spoken (I was forever asking Ted to talk more quietly and Violet to talk louder). She had grommets fitted a few months ago and is much louder now .
My kids all learned words and then stopped using them, for example DD2 started saying "pig/piggy" like 6 months ago and we haven't heard it for about 3 months. I think that is quite normal (but maybe not!).



 
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DD1 also had hearing issues, she was very softly spoken (I was forever asking Ted to talk more quietly and Violet to talk louder). She had grommets fitted a few months ago and is much louder now .
My kids all learned words and then stopped using them, for example DD2 started saying "pig/piggy" like 6 months ago and we haven't heard it for about 3 months. I think that is quite normal (but maybe not!).
It is normal. I just don't know if it just stands out more with Leo because his vocabulary is limited to start with, or if it actually happens with him more.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2017, 11:53 AM   20
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Well, for a while he was showing growth and improving on both his vocabulary and his ability to say certain words and I thought "OK, maybe this is where things take off." And it seemed to be so because the phase lasted longer than the other similar phases. Also, he seemed to be reaching that 50 word mark they look for as an absolute minimum. Additionally, he said "bye bye dada" last weekend which was the first time he had ever put two words together.

But, we seem to have hit another plateau. He seems to be done adding words (for now) and is not saying as many words in general. When he seems to really want to say something, he might get a word out, but he will also make a lot of noises as he unsuccessfully talks. I really do suspect some sort of apraxia. He can say certain well practiced words like "mama" and "dada," but he has no word for other common things like "milk" and he still nurses. He will say something that starts with an 'n' sound for nurse, sometimes, but mostly signs it. I was talking to him about some toy animals and he would attempt some of the sounds, but usually not the names. He can say "duck" pretty well, but has trouble with "moo" and won't attempt "cow." These are just some examples and not specific points of concern. It will be good to get that assessment done.



 
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