Q&A: 27 Month Old Does Not Talk

My son is 27 months old and he doesn’t talk. He will only say grandma and grandpa but it comes out as ama and apa. I’m worried about this and not sure if its because we are a bilingual family. I speak to him in English as well as his aunt and uncles and his dad speaks to him in …

Q&A: Will Learning Two Languages Help or Hurt With Speech Therapy

My son is 3 years, 7 months old. He was evaluated at 16 months for sensory development and speech and began occupational therapy for about 5 sessions. We then moved to Germany (from Michigan). He has since been evaluated by both his preschool and a private developmental specialist. He has a combination developmental delay mainly in speech, cognitive and motor …

Q&A: Recommendations for Bilingual Speech Therapy for Toddlers

I am writing on behalf of family members who have 2-1/2-year-old twin boys. The boys were preemies. They live in a bilingual household in New Jersey. The family is interested in private speech therapy for the boys in their home; they are not interested in institutional or state intervention that may stigmatize the boys at a later age. They are …

Q&A: My 4 Year Old Cannot Articluate “F” “SH” and “S” Sounds

My 4 and 1/2 year old son is in special needs Pre-K mainly because of his speech, which is unclear. He cannot pronounce many sounds; for example, f, s, sh, etc. He is also speaking English only since he was 2 before which he spoke (very little) and understood Tamil. He still understands Tamil very well. My concern is school …

Q&A: My 4 Year Old Doesn’t Want to Read

┬áMy granddaughter is 4 years old will not pay attention when we try to help her with her reading. She will look everywhere but at the book. She knows her numbers and can do sums if she is in the mood to do so. I get so frustrated as she is very bright but when her teacher tries to get …

Q&A: 5 Month Old with Brachial Plexis Injury Not Rolling Over

My daughter is 5 months and 1 week old. She is seeing a therapist for brachial plexus injury. She is doing well and is showing a full range of motion now. However, she is not rolling over even one way yet. When we put her on her belly she will reach for her toys but that is all. Should I …

Q&A: 4 Year Old with Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) is Very Fussy

My daughter is 4 years old and was diagnosed at birth with PVL and a Stage 3 Brain Bleed. She was born at 29weeks. She does say words but doesn’t say sentences and she is in special services programs through Rise. She’s really smart. My problem is that she is really fussy and throws fits everyday especially with her dad …

Q&A: Boy With Down Syndrome Hasn’t Been Potty Trained

I have a 12 year old (soon to be 13) boy with Down Syndrome who has never been potty trained. He has been in my care for 2 months. I spent the first week teaching him not to be afraid of the toilet. He will potty in the tub, shower, floor, pull ups… if he’s sitting on the toilet and …

Q&A: My Son Was Recently Diagnosed with Autism

My first son is 17 months old. He is not playing with toys & has difficulty in maintaining eye contact. He watches TV & doesn’t respond to his name always when called. He has the habit of rubbing anything to the ground or on the sofa. We consulted a neurologist. He gave the diagnosis as PDD/autism. Now I am very …

Q&A: Child With Noonan’s Syndrome Cannot Sit or Stand

My son has been diagnosed with Noonan’s Syndrome. He is presently on the medication Verapamil. However, he is now 15 months old and still shows no indication of desiring to sit up and his legs cannot support his body. He holds up his head in an erect position but it seems that the his muscular and bone development to support …