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My eldest son can’t speak clearly. Now it’s been 40 months. Of course, he can make sentences, in his mind. But when he wants to get it out of his mouth, he leaves us in wonder — what does he really want?.
Usually he gives up what he wants to say, play another toy or bursts into tears.
We have been seeing therapy doctor 4 times now. I feel relief in my chest that Amirul starting to get improve and he can express the basic needs like — going to toilet; “wee-wee/iyak”, want to have lunch or dinner; “rice or mee”, want to watch cartoon; “dumbo” or “rio”.
I read Sophia Speech update and — What good can we take from charmingly chandler are:
- speech delay is really test of patience and consistency.
- Learning sign is a good way to move forward.
- Express what she wanted can be like this: total break downs in the middle of old navy where she throws herself on the ground repeating things you can’t understand.
Speech delay is burning my heart like a flame, trying to understand what my eldest son really want. I, sometime, can’t take the heat, and try to arsorb the anger by playing angry bird or accoustic guitar, or more religious way, recite Al-Quran. Well if learning sign is a good way to move forward. I would really want to discuss with my wife that we could somehow apply basic signs that communicate with my son.
In conclusion, speech delay is a test of patience. I feel relief to know some parent have a same problem like me.