I am sure many of us are sailing in the same boat : speech delay in our kids and hyperactivity. Can we all make a group discussion about the problem, the solution, and also many parents who have gone through the same situation and had success stories can join us. To start with my son is 2 years 4month old. he speaks only 2 words, does not respond to his name (no hearing problem), he will respond to word 'chocolate'. he is overactive, doesnt sit in one place.
This might not be of concern but it is always to get it checked early than be sorry later. Mother's gut feeling about kid is never or seldom wrong. I suggest that you visit Dr Mahadeviah in Spastics soceity of karnataka to get ur child evaluated for any developmental problems just to rule out. If there is something you can always work else no problem
There is definitely a huge cause for concern should not be ignored developmental delays has to be dealth with rigorous therapies for your child and I can't stress how much early intervention is important, your child is young and lot of hopes to catch up with his normally developing peers.
There are already couple of threads on this. You can join the below. Many of us have already discussed quite a lot in these threads.
As spaceandtime mentioned, early intervention has great advantage and helps in better progress. Ofcouse there is lots & lots of effort from our side. But these definitely pays
Iam a mother of a five yr old speech delayed kid..Life has been difficult eversince...iam dying to pin down my sucess story wit my child in the main lead.....
Ur kid is young..All the children tend to be active during this age...Its best if the term hyperactive is used by a qualified doctor..Lets not use and label our kids that way....Try to seek ur kids attention...See what attracts him...Crayons, puzzles,storybooks,...Take him to parks,..long walks...explaining the things around in an innovative way....Seek his eye contact....
Diet wise,reduce sweets chocalates,cakes..which bring up energy levels....Never compare him with other kids as everychild has its own pace....No matter what people say or feel about him,always believe in him.....Appreciate him for his good behaviour...Give him a medium 2 relaese his extra energy...like running cycling....
Give ur kid some time to flourish and bloom...iam sure u will write down ur sucess story very soon...All the v best in ur efforts..............
Thanks Spaceandtime, VL, and Neethi for the replies. I agree with you about early intervention. He is already under speech therapy from past 4 months and occupational therapy from past 2 weeks. His eye contact has improved, he is understanding what i say, but has not yet started speaking more than 2 words.
Great jayshree keep it going, it take a long time to see improvement, we started seeing improvement in my child after an year of therapies, so it is a slow and long process, there are no quick results, do not get discouraged easily.
I am mother of 7 yr old speech delayed kid. Initially we also went through a lots of stress, anguish, anxiety. But dont let go of ur hope at any point. Ofcourse it will take time depending on the severity. But you better dont stop taking efforts to make the process faster. From my experience, I can suggest u keep ur son with lots of people around, most importantly all of them should interact with him/her. Definitely speech and occupational therapy help a lot in improvement. And also put him in a school which gives a lot of attention. I could able to see my son improved in 8 months with only speech therapy and now he is doing very well in academics. Lastly, I would like to tell u that late talkers are always very intelligent, very good example being the great scientist Albert Einstein who started talking only in 5 yrs. All the best and I am sure that u will soon post ur success story like us as well....
Nice to know about your success story. Its an inspiration
Which school does your child go to?
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We live in Dubai and i faced this problem when my child was 2 yrs and 9 months. Immediately we came to India, stayed there for 8 months and we gave him speech therapy from Dr.Subhavathy who works in Child Trust Hospital as speech therapist. She is a fantastic doctor. And with her guidance, I put him in a montessori school in Tnagar. After the treatment, I came back here and put him in a cbse school. He is extra ordinarily intelligent and doing very well in his studies. Thanks to God, we didnt waste time being here during that time, becos of which he couldnt have come to this level. So its always earlier the better. The problem might be mild, as in my son's case, but there's nothing u are going to lose by taking all these efforts.
BTW, we will be shifting to Chennai once for all in March..
Great story nandini, I have been child trust hospital in nungambakkam once, great hospital truely dedicted to service people. Wishing you all the very best for your child.
Good to hear that you kid is doing very intellingent and doing in studies. Just wanted to know if your kid was only speech delayed or he had any other issues like lack of socialization, eye contact, echolalia or any behaviour related.
After 8 months of speech thearpy itself he started talking normally?
Before we first realised that he is having speech delay, he was going to a nursery here in Dubai and only his teacher found out that something is wrong as he was not talking a single word at school (at 2.5 yrs of age) and showing only actions. She only suggested that we visit a speech therapist in India. Then only we could realise that he is having developmental delay. Here I have to mention that right from beginning he was having developmental delays (like crawling, walking etc. becos of which we couldnt mind his speech delay) he had eye contact but had socializing problems to some extent ..like he cannot mingle in a group easily like other kids. he will be adamant that others should get adjusted to him (still he has that problem to some extent).
yeah, after 8 months of vigorous speech therapy and montessori schooling, he picked up very fast and started talking fluently. I feel probably the reason behind in his case would be the loneliness here...all the time he will be seeing only his parents and lack of opportunity to socialize...(often we are not informed of all these becos of first kid)
thanks nandini for the positive note. how many days in a week did ur son had therapy? was he given any home programme to be done by u? did he have lack of attention too like not finishing task fully, not sitting in one place for few minutes something like this?
I used to take him for 5 days a week for sppech therapy alone. He was not able to sit in a place for few minutes, had lack of concentration and all.She used to give special activities for that. And reg home programme, the only thing she said was to keep on talking to him and not leave him alone. Since my inlaws were there, the task became quite easy. But I should say the severity in my son's case was much lower compared to the other kids whom I used to see in the clinic. That might be one of the reasons he could get over it in a short period of time. So this will vary from kid to kid depending on the nature of the problem. In any case, my opinion is earlier detection of the problem and proper treatment defnitely helps.
thnx for this detailes information. i want to know some more things..
what charges they take for therapy? do they take charges per sitting or it depends on the severity of the case.?
do the kids cooperate during the therapy with the doctor?
They charged 150 rs per day ..(this s 4 yrs back...i dont know the current rate) The rate is the same irrespective of the severity, but the kind of treatment only will vary depending on the kid. Slowly, the kids will get adjusted with the therapy and cooperate with the doctor in course of time.I am not sure whether that doctor is still there with that hospital in Chennai.Anyway if u want to find out, the doctor name is Mrs.Subhavathy and she works in Child Trust hospital, Nungambakkam, Chennai.
can any one plz helpme im seeking a centre in mumbai wre adhd can be diagnoise cz my 3yr old son has mild adhd he is also having delay in speech.and theres no hearing problem
u hv started a gud discussion.......i think alot of parents are facing d same problem with their kids.even i am sailing in same boat......my on who is 2.7 speaks a lot of words.......he speaks every word when i asked him to speak........bt problem is he do nt take initiative of his own ...............like he knw numbers frm 1-10 bt he do nt speak when i recite he copies me..,whenever any relative comes at our place like his chachu etc.he knws that he is his chachu bt he would call him chachu at his own .................he take initiative in speaking fr only some words............he is sharp..understands everything.........his vocabulary in increasing also............bt i dont knw hw to encourage him to speak..................plz give me ur opinions regarding this.........
thanks a lot
salmed check out http://ummeed.org/ im mumbai they are really good center.
prathibha which city are you in consult a speech therapist or better developmental paediatrician as soon as possible to rule out AsD.
we r living in ambala............we do nt hv any speech therapist here bt we hv consulted frm pediatric and he said everything is normal and he will start speaking soon....i hv also read d symptoms of AsD and he do nt hv any of that.................actually we r lin nuclear family he hs no one to speak or talk except me........before 3 or 4 months he ws speaking only a few words bt nw he speaks everthing bt only when someone other speaks .like if u ask him to speak anything he will speak bt dont try to use those words every time....................he is very friendly n interact wid everyone.................i can't understand whts his problem...........is he ok or i am overreacting for his speechdelay...........i am really confused.
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