A is two next week & has no speech whatsoever, not even baby babble. I suppose this is ‘normal’ as children develop at their own pace but given his other ‘issues’ (you can read about it here) I find it worrying. About six weeks ago the Speech Therapist came to see us to assess A’s needs and thankfully she agreed that speech therapy is the way forward. Yesterday was his first session and it actually went pretty well.
A’s not great around people he doesn’t know, he’s happy to be in the same room as other people he just doesn’t like to interact with them so as long as you keep your distance he’s fine; so you can imagine his initial reaction when she started the session, full on meltdown!
However after some perseverance & some toys he actually started to engage a little. During the play simple, single words are introduced, up, down, push, pull etc based on what he is doing. I have to remember not to confuse him by adding too many words too soon as he just doesn’t understand.
He can’t follow instructions or communicate what he wants so this just leads to him getting extremely frustrated & having a major tantrum. Due to his lack of, but desperate need for communication we’re also starting basic sign language which I’m hoping he will pick up so he can start to tell us what he wants. Fingers crossed we’ll start to see some changes soon.
Has anyone had any similar experiences or offer any words of advice? Thanks