So I have a question. How old was your child when he or she started talking? I mean properly talking, like more than yes, no, mum and dad.
My son Will is turning three in February and he still does not speak. I cannot tell you how heartbreaking and frustrating this is for me and for him. He can express himself quite well through animated grunts and finger pointing. He understands basic instructions, and gets the general gist of whatever it is you are saying. We were initially concerned that he may have had some sort of hearing damage but all the tests show perfect hearing. We have been seeing a speech therapist for the past few months and to be honest there has been little to no progress. In fact not even ONE word. I must admit he is not throwing as many tantrums, and he is able to express himself more than in the past. But I do feel as though I want to throw the towel in, a little bit deflated and over it, I was hoping for some kind of result by now.
I feel as though I have done something wrong. I know it is TOTALLY STUIPD of me to even think that but I cannot help it, I do. Maybe I didn't read enough books to him, maybe I didn't talk to him enough, maybe I was far to focussed on myself and my issues to get down on the floor and interact with him. Just a weeny part of me feels to blame. I feel as though lack of speech is holding him back from new things like toilet training, friendships and independence. I guess I have to remember that he is not even three yet, maybe I am putting too much pressure on him, maybe I am putting too much pressure on myself. I just wish I could hear his little voice.
Tell me, do you have any suggestions or stories to share?