Nothing so gratifying as a 1 year old signing please and thankyou even though he can't say the words.except maybe an 11 year old boy saying it spontaneously, without being reminded (again!)...
Normal (language) or behaviour for a 3.5yr old?
Second the suggestion of a hearing test, with an audiologist rather than a health visitor.
Speech therapy used to be woefully oversubscribed donkeys years ago so hope that has now changed.
Be assertive for investigations and hope there's a good outcome for the little one.
No need I've ran my own tests.
Stand in a different room and say quietly
"Z would you like some ice cream'?
Amazing hearing. Outstanding results.
hora - you don't know how clearly he can hear. Seriously, if you have doubts then get the little lad checked out.
Yes he may have perfect hearing but you don't know that. Due to frequencies he may miss some speech sounds but still be able to pick up the overall sentence meaning. It costs nothing and rules out one potential issue. I would routinely refer even though I didn't think their was a problem. Standard practice.
To give you a bit of detail Hora, we had a hv check at about 2.4, then an appointment with the therapist at 2.6. In the meantime, the hv gave us some suggestions and also discussed things with the nursery so they could focus on certain things.
3 months on the therapist confirmed she was making progress via a standard set of tests. She didn't consider the bilingual aspect to be a significant cause (obv. some kids just develop slower than others). Lili is reasonably shy which does come across as limited speech sometimes. Could this be the case with your lad?
In the new year, the therapist is coming to see Lili at nursery and meet up with the language specialist there to check how she was going. All in, whilst we were concerned to begin with I'm really happy with the help and support we've had. Hope it works out for you too.
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