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sapphire54925 Wed 22-Jul-20 07:40:50

Has anyone got any success stories of children speaking gibberish until 2.5 or older and then they take off speakinf normally? O negativity please

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AladdinMum Wed 22-Jul-20 23:24:30

It depends what you mean my gibberish - young toddlers will say many random things which is part of normal speech development.

sapphire54925 Thu 23-Jul-20 07:54:26

Anyone else

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sapphire54925 Mon 27-Jul-20 09:13:02

To give context...son is 2 years 4 months. He's developing great and my only small worry is he's not chatting in English. He speaks gobbledygook/jibber jabber all day and it's very much like he's having a conversation with u lol!' Just we can't understand him. He's starting nursery in Sep and has no siblings. We are an English speaking family. I don't want to be referred to various links online to do tests as I know there's nothing wrong with him apart from just a bit late speaking. So my query was did anyone else have a child like mine speaking the gobbledegook all day and if so when did they start talking normally

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Stonebridge Mon 27-Jul-20 22:38:50

It's absolutely possible to have an isolated language delay in the context of typically developing social skills and typical intelligence and these children and their parents would usually get support from primary care speech and language therapy. And I should say most do well and will start to talk in time and may catch up. You would hope to have some first words by age 3. Some will continue to have a degree of delay throughout childhood eg have slightly smaller vocabulary or more grammatical errors than their same aged peers. There is a lot you can do while you wait for an appointment - Have a look at the book from Hanen-It takes two talk. Good luck

onceicaughtafishaliv Sat 01-Aug-20 06:04:17

Ok so while at my sisters yesterday he said kank u as his way of thank u, my sister said I react to his needs to quick and he doesn't need to talk so isn't. Will that have messed him up? Will he still be ok?

Stonebridge Sat 01-Aug-20 08:48:27

That's brilliant, so was that the first word you've heard?
Re doesn't need to talk, I think it's more complicated than what your sister said. If his language system (combined with a drive to communicate) was not delayed then he'd be talking regardless. Also there are more reasons to communicate than to express needs eg to draw someone's attention (look), to protest (no), to comment on an aspect of something they like (big), labelling something they see that they like (dog, bus), to ask for information (what's that), comments reflecting their emotional reaction (weee!, uh oh), greetings (hi, bye).
With children who are delayed at beginning to talk there is a strategy though where you pause to prompt the child to fill in the blank. You might already be doing this eg ready steady.... (big pause and wait for your child to vocalise), once they do you say "go". Or if your child points something out you might say "Oooh what's that?" and then your child might babble something and you then name it, "A digger!"

Stonebridge Sat 01-Aug-20 08:55:17

Also just to say you totally haven't messed him up. I bet if you're really responsive to him then you have been naming the things he needs as you give them to him so exposing him to loads of language relating to things he's interested in.

onceicaughtafishaliv Sat 01-Aug-20 10:18:58

I do the thing with leaving pauses yes but he doesn't fill in the blanks annoyingly lol

So do u think he will be ok from what I've said

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