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04/09/2009 at 22:25
well jacks first speech therapy session should have been this morning but she never showed up and no one could contact the main office, they asked me to walk there- or come back another time but couldnt say when! this was after an hour wait!
So when i got home i rang health visitors to speak to answer machine, waiting for a call as usual.
But its got me thinking, i know obviously jack is behind with speech but im also worried ill look clucky and like im worrying over just a 'lazy' boy.
I know no-one can pass a fair comment without knowing jacks and seeing him day to day,
i know we need some help as he has words and names things but sometimes 'locks down' iyswm and doesnt speak for days, and its also causing him ALOT of frustration not being understood, is it too early to really worry, or is seeing to it now instead of waiting best?
04/09/2009 at 22:33
Can't say,like you say,cos we don't actually see Jack.Apparently my brother said nothing at all till he was about three.Then he said everything.Children differ.
Ring the hv again Monday,find out what's going on.If there's an appointment been made then they should have kept it or let you know if it had to be changed or cancelled.We've had the boys' specialist reschedule appointments,which might be inconvenient but it's better than a no show.There must have been some kind of emergency.I'm sure your hv can sort it out,whoever made the original appointment.
Hope they sort it soon for you
04/09/2009 at 22:34
05/09/2009 at 00:04
im just in a flap because id got myself all syced up and i worry about things and was relaxed, as was jack,
Gonna fnd out whats happening asap, as speech problems seem to be common in mine and andrews familys so its best for him to try and help now than in a years time when hes got to go to nursery!
05/09/2009 at 22:18
Laura I had exact same prob with Tom,and luckily for me,my friend is a speech therapist,the initial appt is when they decide if anything needs sorting,or wether he's just 'lazy'as you put it!
I asked my friend to have a quick chat with Tom,and I can't post what she told me-but guess what? NO problem I was being neurotic!!!! They have all sorts of little 'exercises 'you can do together games,and tasks,but she basically told me Tom wouldn't speak cos I spoke for him!!!!
I had to stop pointing at things on a walk and saying'oh look at the red bus,isn't it big and shiny etc.....' as you do,and talk more like a child to him,just point and say bus!!!! The outcome was remarkable. I asked a h.v to refer Tom at 2,at 2 and 3mths he could say full sentances!!!!
He still cant pronounce s's and f's properly but after reading some literature given to me,some children don't say those letters til 3. So I'm not worried now. He actually talks far too much,and comes out with words you wouldn't think child could say!!!!
He frequently tells Ian his behaviour has been impeccable(when it hasn't I might add!) And says to my mum,can you explain yourself properly nannybear please!!!!!!!!
05/09/2009 at 22:21
Oh and I got told off for if he pointed at something I would say'do you want a drink,yes,ok mum get you one'!!!!!!!!!
I had to either wait til he tried to say it or walk to where whatever he wanted was. That is very hard,but it genuinely works!!!!!!
My mistake was being a motor mouth and babbling on.....you know like I do on here!!!!
05/09/2009 at 22:27
my cousins went to speech therapy so my aunt tried her best to give me an idea of how to help, he just seems to lock down, i do the point and say jack-bird etc, hes obsessed with spotting pidgeons! but when he asks for things he points and sayes please and i find it so so hard to not help him out when hes said please, im concerned im just gonna confuse the poor boy.
Thanks for the tips will have to keep ones trap shut!
and hope for an appointment soon.
anyway on the plus side, new word today, banana but he says narnar!
05/09/2009 at 22:31
Oh cute!!!! See he'll get there!!! Yeah mega hard not to help them,I know hun x
Jc only says 'dink' for his juice,but he says it like father jack from father ted,he sits there going dink dink dink-tried to get him say feck and arse but got told off by big fella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/09/2009 at 22:51
05/09/2009 at 22:53
05/09/2009 at 23:07
"Pd"my self laughing.You just know you'd be in a queue somewhere and he'd be sitting in his pram going feck.They know just when to say just the right thing.
I was in the queue in BHS yesterday and as usual Arthur's telling me about Star Wars,latest obsession.
He says"You know when Annakin's in the fire and he gets burned Obiwan says he loves him"
I half knew what was coming next but it didn't make it any better.
"That means they're GAAAAYYYY!"
It's that exciting he has to repeat over and over,just in case anyone missed it
05/09/2009 at 23:14
Ha yeah that's just what will happen!!!! Like it Arthur!!!!!
Dya know I need a book with abbreviations in it I'm such a numpty at all this!!!!!!!!!
Why do they do that??? I'm not bothered but big fella would have a kitten-Tom stubbed his toe and said the f-word once!!!! He told Ian he heard him saying it!!!!! Which to be fair is a lie,it was probably me!!!! I'll pm ya a very funny tale but it has swearing!!
06/09/2009 at 00:36
That is classic jo!!!!
rachel are you off the naughty step? that would be funny but you know jc would pick the first day at school or something to bring that up, lola would lol! jack sayes joooooooooz even though he only drinks water lol! hes just like michael macintyres skit about his kid!
i accidently taught jack to call andrew a twat once whoops, stil sayes it when hes cross at daddy, better beat that out of him soon, lol!
07/09/2009 at 13:58
Hope you get to see someone about Jacks speech sooner than later so you can stop your worrying. Always something to worry about as a mum! Not so much if you are a dad I think!
Kids do say the funniest things, made me laugh reading this........ they certainly know how to say the right thing at the right time - or should i say wrong thing at the wrong time! My mum is not so careful with her language in front of harry and thinks its funny if he copies a swear word, wont be so funny if I get told of at the childminders for harry teaching the other kids!
I think boys tend to sit back, listen and take it all in and then all of a sudden do a lot of new things... not that I have lots of experience as only have Harry but from what other people tell me and what I have seen with Harry and other friends babes.
Harry didnt really say anything at all at 12m and I was worried that he was slow with his speech and wasnt saying much but by 18m he was saying a lot of new words and surprises me with what he can say - he is now doing qutie well and strings a lot together but i think they learn from others (as he is with older children) plus when he is around me, my mum and sister we never shut up!! I was surprised to see you can talk to much !.... amazing that.
I love it when harry says rhinoceros comes out Nirocerous, he also calls banana narnar and milk is milts......
16/10/2009 at 12:55
I took Jessica to speech therapy and i will not be taking her again as it was a waste of time, they blamed her dummy and said she needs to get rid of it!
Her speech has improved loads lately and i think she was just a slow developer
16/10/2009 at 18:30
16/10/2009 at 21:54
Just thought I'd share the fact my mate who was a speech therapist quit-because of politics in health service and how some therapists speak to mums!
My son never had a dummy and was slow-trust your instincts I say,like Simone has done.
My friend with twins who both had dummys have recently really come on with their speech,so their mum has removed the dummy completely now-both her and therapist have put it down to coincidence.
16/10/2009 at 23:00
My Mum always tells me that my brother didn't speak till three,not a word.She tried not giving him stuff,but he'd just get upset.Then about three he just said it all.All children are different.Mine have all had verbal diarrea from an early age.I blame their mother.
16/10/2009 at 23:12
16/10/2009 at 23:26
jacks getting there, hes such a sod though, he has glow in the dark stars on his ceiling and tonight they were really bright, i said ''wow jack look at your stars'' roo walks in, jack sayes ''roo look a my star''
we both just laughed we know he can, he knows he can, but why should he?
(and yes he always calls andrew roo, dad is reserved for serious suck ups, im always mum though *is smug*)
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