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Language delay

My son is 2yrs n 3month old, he just say mama, baba, mum mum for bottle, ba for ball, otherwise nobody can understand his babbling, he pulls us n take to the place or thing he wants with big shout of aehhh n pointing finger,  he is happy n loving boy, since we started his plays school he is interacting with other kids, which is just two weeks ago, perfect smile back n eye contact, waving bye n tata, his receptive Language is better, mostly he understands especially parents mood, he is spoilt n sum times stubborn as he is first n only child yet, emotional n loving, whenever is stopped or yelled at him he comes n kiss n then smiles to calm me down, although he start doing sMe thing sum times to make us annoyed, he pulls me or her mom to play with him, like to b among other kids, do I have to worry? I went to 2 speech therapists n one says may b chewing problem as his babbling is like akh  bukh dildee etc, more like German sound, as he doesn't like to chew more n throw if sum thing doesn't like, other says may b sensory for oral as he doesn't like certain food items n have less jaw exercise. I'm really worried about his delay. Plz help me with guidance.  
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209987 tn?1451939065
My son is the same age...he says quite a few words, but has problems because he needs dental surgery on his two front teeth. He fell and broke them. The dentist and pediatrician both said that when his teeth are fixed it will help.

My neighbor girl on the other hand, is 3 months older than my son and says less than your child does.
This is all very normal at this stage.
Try and make your son ask for what he wants instead of letting him pull you around, pointing, etc. This will force him to talk. He may throw tantrums, but ignore them.
I know of several 2 - 3 year olds that other people still don't understand...most doctors don't start to worry unless they aren't saying anything at all.
Have his ears checked too! If he has hearing problems he won't be able to talk.

Also...try posting in the pediatric section...they may be of more help.
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thx tschcok, he will have his ear testing today, ,hope everything will b alright n will b just a normal delay like other kids
757137 tn?1347200053
The is too soon to be classified as language delay. Many children do not speak until age three. Sit back and be patient.
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My daughter was the same way at age 2. I began to worry and eventually had her hearing tested. We found out she could barely hear and needed tubes in her ears. After the tubes were put in her ears, she started learning to talk immediately.
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HIS HEARING IS FINE, JUST DONE WITH HIS ABR, HAVE ASSESSED WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST AS WELL, SHE SAID ITS A DELAY AS OTHER THINGS R FINE, EXCEPT FOR SUMTIMES SPINNING WHICH CAN B SENSORY IF ITS FREQUENTLY DONE OR NOT STOPPED, BUT NOT REALLY, HOPE HE WILL START TALK SOON,
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I'm not sure what or if in your area you have a child development centre, but my son had the same problem and they assigned him a therapist. They would come out and work with him one on one, and we went to a few "play date" sessions with other kids where they observe the children and help them use their words or describe things. It made a world of a difference for my son. It was little things like if he's pointing at a cup and making a sound I would grab the cup and say it slowly and clearly to him. They even taught him the basics of sign language such as "more, apple" etc... In time and patience he'll pick words up quickly, then you'll have the problem of getting him to stop talking;) best of luck
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