So one of the things we have been looking at in the past few weeks is Nick’s language skills. Now that he is nearing two, he is quite behind the average. Nick’s non-verbal communication is great, and I am starting to notice his comprehension really take off, but he doesn’t really have many words. We are not so concerned if he is developing late, but if he does have any issues/problems, his life will be immensely easier if they are picked up now.
Off to the GP we went and the GP was also concerned about Nick’s development. After trying some activities to see if Nick would hear him, he was also worried about his hearing. So our first port of call was to get Nick a hearing test. He passed with flying colours and can definitely hear. Back to the GP and we got a referral for speech therapy.
We have just finished our first session, they did a bit of filming so they can review it and work out a program and goals for him. In the meantime, we are forgetting about words and have been trying to make lots of sounds in hopes Nick will start mimicking us. I have noticed he has had a couple of goes at mimicking, but not a lot (though we are in early days).
Has anyone had any experience with speech therapy or language delays? I would love to hear your experiences.