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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 15:06 PM   1
Tsia
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Dyspraxia symptoms in toddlers


I am getting worried, one of my freinds was saying how her child 11 months was babbling talking..
Mylo is now 20 months and still isnt talking. He went through a stage of saying dadadaddadada when he was 9 ish months then it stopped..
he just screeches.. and cries/whinges.. i usually have to decifer what it is he wants.
He wont point, wave, clap hands or copy anything I do..
but on the other hand he was an early walker, crawled for 4 weeks at 9 months and ten months was up on his feet..

I thought he was fine.. I googled dyspraxia but doesnt say anything about toddlers..
only bigger kids or babies not reaching milestones which he did up til the speech one

now my friend has asked me if I have had him checke for dyspraxia and I am worrying

any advice? does your child have dyspraxia? should I go to the doctor with him?



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 15:15 PM   2
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If your really worried, you should take him to your GP for a little check up and if they think somethings up they'll probably refer you to a speech therapist or someone who can help. My cousins daughter is 23 months and still not really speaking properly but she's not worried at all cos her son was the same! (now he's 6 and never stops talking). I wouldn't Google stuff, it just scares the shit out of you and plants allsorts in your head!



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 15:21 PM   3
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he was also a late teether.. and I think that has something to do with it.. he still isnt happy with really lumpy stuff he has to chew. But he doesnt have complete mush anymore.
I was told eating and chewing helps develop the muscles for speech.. well being a late teether (like only top 2 teeth at 1st birthday) has had a knock on effect with his speech development maybe?



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 15:33 PM   4
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Hi there
My toddler still isnt talking and he is going on 19 months. All I hear is DADDAAAAAA and screaches. OMG I am investing in earplugs !!! He has JUST begun to eat pasta. OMG I am so thrilled. He is one that is fussy eater to. Rather eat cookies and crackers and watch his tv shows all day long. He points and has just begun to wave. Doesnt clap either. He was a late walker and crawler. He was born with 2 teeth but was late at getting more teeth. He to only had a few teeth by 1, then bam got 6 within a few weeks recently. Honestly I think your lo is fine as per our last coversation in pm. but if your worried you could take him for a check up and ask about that. Babies tend to analyze befor they do. If that makes sense. He probably is content with keeping his own language cus it works for him. He seems healthy so I wouldnt worry about his eating. But from a mom point of view, us saying he seems, just isnt good enough. Let us know what yout hink and what the drs say. If you do take him in.



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 15:35 PM   5
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If your really worried, you should take him to your GP for a little check up and if they think somethings up they'll probably refer you to a speech therapist or someone who can help. My cousins daughter is 23 months and still not really speaking properly but she's not worried at all cos her son was the same! (now he's 6 and never stops talking). I wouldn't Google stuff, it just scares the shit out of you and plants allsorts in your head!
well said about goggling LOL Especially from a mom point of view it makes you over think and then we have another issue, lack of sleep cus of the worry lol.



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 15:55 PM   6
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Don't Google! I seriously freak out about so many things when I get involved with that deadly activity! My friend's son is 21 months and wasn't really babbling at all, just grunting really, and then literally in the past couple of weeks he has come out with loads of words. If you are worried i would take him to the GP for a check. They can put your mind at rest. Sometimes if,children are late talkers they require a bit of speech therapy to encourage them along a bit and if he needs this then the sooner they get started, the better. Sometimes they can even get it through pre school.



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 15:55 PM   7
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My little brother has dyspraxia. He didn't start talking words anyone could understand until he was about 5 and even then only I could understand him and I had to translate to my mum! He was also REALLY clumsy. He fell over loads, couldn't catch a ball, he couldnt get to grips with writing at all and it was still really, really bad until he was about 14/15 then it started to get legible.

That being said, he's no different to any other person now It hasnt really affected his life at all. I don't particularly think you have anything to be concerned about with Mylo yet anyway. He's still really young.



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 19:25 PM   8
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Mog crawled late, walked late and doesn't talk at all apart from Daddy (which isn't used to refer to OH) and a few other nonsense sounds. I'm not worried in the slightest and I don't think you should be, he'll talk when he's ready. Especially with only children, we're so good at anticipating them, they don't really need to talk.



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2011, 09:40 AM   9
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I'm so glad I've read this thread. DS isn't talking at all, apart from the occasional Daddy and just general babble. He understands a lot of what I say but just never repeats any words and it has been really bothering me. The HV assured me that I didn't need to worry and that he would talk in his own time but I have a terrible habit of comparing the twins (which I shouldn't as they are individuals in their own right) and his sister's speech is getting really good. I'm also guilty of googling and I really need to stop as it always makes me worry sick



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2011, 09:42 AM   10
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i agree completely with auntie e's post above. number one hes a boy... boys tend to speak later and are more apt to want to do active things. and being a only child definantly has an effect in my opinion. we are there the second they want something so why would they need to talk and ask for it. ive been making luca tell me "up" before i pick him up etc. to get him talking more!! goodluck



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