“ANAK saya berusia dua tahun tetapi masih belum bercakap. Bukan tidak boleh atau tidak faham percakapan orang tetapi apabila ditanya, dia hanya menjawab sepatah dua.
“Namun apabila sepupunya yang tua setahun daripadanya datang ke rumah, banyak juga perkataan keluar daripada mulutnya,” keluh seorang ibu bercerita mengenai anaknya. Full article here
According to this article, there are two type of speech delay; delay in expressive and delay in receptive. To my observation, Amirul is delay in expressive group which means he having difficulty with speech to seek or engage or in other word difficult to interact. He started to pronounce certain vocabs however he having difficulty to speak out the word. His vocabs now; wow, go, ma, memilk, bah. He understands most instructions not only from me and Mr Hubby but from others as well without need of shown in the act by instructors, recognize his parents and relatives, react to the body gestures and face expressions; he knew mummy/daddy angry at him when we shown him finger pinch, understands people speaking;he scolded us if we talked about him, and pointing at the body parts and objects .
The problem is now, either Amirul do need speech therapy or his speech development will develop with his increasing age. Me and Mr Hubby had decided to see speech therapy when Amirul 2 1/2 years old or the latest by 3 years old.
My MIL asked me to teach Amirul ABC using phonetics system; sound of human speech. Below vidoe is how ABC teached according to phonetic system
Note: Hopefully, Amirul start to speak soon.
My previous entry about speech delay.