Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Toddlers - Speech Delay or More Serious Problems?

Does your toddler talk? Does your toddler scream to communicate?

When I looked down at my beautiful baby infant my heart soared. There is nothing in this world that can match the feelings of seeing your very own new born baby.

My baby girl was a wonderful infant. She really did not give me any unordinary problems.

When my baby was around two years old she suddenly changed.

What had happened to my wonderful sweet baby girl?

Yes I know there are the terrible two's. I had another child, older and I remember when he went through the terrible two's. Plus I remember when my sister's children went through there terrible two's but this was different.

My little toddle did not talk she screamed to communicate with me and anybody that was in her small life circle.

I know that many two year old children do not talk. They might start talking when they are 2 ½ or 3 years old but this was entirely different.

My family and friends suggested that I take my beautiful daughter to a doctor. I did and I am forever grateful to my family and friends for making the suggestion to me.

When it comes to children and parents some people would never think of becoming involved. As an outsider, they have a clearer window since they are not involved in the day to day care of the child.

The doctor immediately upon my description of how my child was acting and screaming to communicate plugged me into a Speech Therapy class.

The doctor also recommended a Child Psychologist.

For the next three years my life revolved around my daughter's schedule of attending speech therapy three times a week.

Immediately following speech therapy we went directly to the Child Psychologist's office.

The speech therapy and the Psychologist's therapy combined achieved a wonderful miracle.

My daughter started to slowly start speaking using one or two words sentences. Gradually her vocabulary continued to build.

After she was in kindergarten and all throughout elementary school, she continued her speech therapy. Her visits to the Child Psychologist were now only twice a month.

As a mother and having lived through this trauma and believe me it was a trauma. I am happy to say my daughter, a young lady today, is working, owns her own car and is financially independent. I am very proud of her and could not imagine her not being in my life.

I say a strong thank you to the wonderful Speech Therapists that worked with her throughout the years.

I also say a strong thank you to the wonderful Child Psychologist who worked with my daughter throughout her younger years.

I do not know what would have happened to her if she would not have had this special care in her early years.

I strongly recommend to parents, if you have a child that you feel needs help in anyway get the child evaluated by a doctor immediately. It's never too early to act.

Thank you for reading my article. Please feel free to check out my other articles. I would love to hear from you.

Copyright 2006 Linda Meckler

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