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My lil sister will be 5 this friday and still can't talk.

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by T-mac&Yao=RING, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. T-mac&Yao=RING

    T-mac&Yao=RING Contributing Member

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    Yes the doctor said that about a year ago so we thought she would come around, but its really getting scary that nothing has changed in over a year.
     
  2. rpr52121

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    She probably needs a laryngoscopy from the sound of this then.
     
  3. huypham

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    definitely get a second opinion.

    that being said, my cousin didn't talk til he was 5, and he just finished his med school residency.
     
  4. fmp087

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    I'm not too sure about the oldest, but most children after 24-36 months, who are unable to verbally communicate somehow are usually diagnosed with some type of disease or syndrome. Here is a link that might give you a general idea of speech development in children. Keep in mind that it varies from person to person, so the chart is not absolute, but is accurate.

    http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/development/language_development.shtml
     
  5. Rocket River

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    That does sound like she has good to decent hearing.
    Also sounds like she has a high level of understanding as well.

    I am NO PROFESSIONAL BUT . .
    You mentioned earlier should could not TYPE any words?
    If you tell her a letter can she type it?
    I would start with working on those elementary type things
    and see how she does . . . .

    I agree you should see a professional
    Because
    Just looking at your answers. . . .
    it maybe something physical [anything from autism to maybe something with her larynix/tongue/etc]

    Rocket River
     
  6. mogrod

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    Sounds like a form of autism to me. My son turned 5 in March and doesn't talk a whole lot. He doesn't say anything close to a sentence, usually one word for something he wants.

    He was diagnosed a year and half to two years ago with mild autism and was put into a special class through the school district for the last year and a half. He's made some nice progress, but still nowhere close to being "normal".

    I would recommend getting her evaluated by your school district because, if they determine she has a learning disability, they will put her into a specialty class every day during the school year for free.

    Good luck with everything because I know how hard it is when your child (in my case) can't converse with you and I would give anything for it. It's heartbreaking at times.
     
  7. eveluvsrox

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    i have a cousin that was the way...
    my aunt would take her to the doctors and they told her the same thing they are telling you. and they said it was quite common for some children to not to talk in their first years of life.
    everyone thought she had a mental disorder..when she finally started talking, we asked her why she never talked and she said its because she didnt want to.
    she'll come around. dont lose faith
     
  8. ElPigto

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    I know one of my cousins had a kid who had yet to talk by this age and they ended up diagnosing him with some disease. I'm not sure what it was called or what, but bro you should seek a second opinion from another doctor. It just isn't right that your little sister can't talk yet.

    I pray nothing is wrong with her and hope for the best :).
     
  9. KingCheetah

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    Does your family only talk to her in italics ?
     
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    my uncle (he & his twin sister are middle-childs) was non verbal until late in his fifth year. Started speaking in complete sentences & became an engineer...... 2 decades later of course.

    i'd be less anxious of her silence & focus more on of her behaviour/comprehension level.
     
  11. dkoune

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    classy.
     
  12. A_3PO

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    Please go to another doctor.
     
  13. Nice Rollin

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    that doctor is a moron. most kids start talking at the age of 2.
     
  14. hydrohead

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    That was hilarious, it was well deserved for always posting in italics.
     
  15. SwoLy-D

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    If that doctor said there's nothing wrong with her, and you guys in the family are wondering about it, then do get another (whether better, different, same, or else) opinion to put you at ease. TWO professionals whose responsibilities are to promote health and family medicine won't be incorrect (one might be), then go from there.

    She just might be in the lower percentile of her age group for talking.

    Don't lose faith... just talk to her and try to talk to her like she's older than that, and ask open-ended questions (not those that only make her answer yes or no) to tap into her mind. I agree with eve. :eek:
    Classy. :rolleyes: This is about his sister, sir, not him. Don't be *******.
     
  16. macalu

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    my niece just turned 2 last month and she won't shut up. definitely see a 2nd doctor.
     
  17. VooDooPope

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    Seek a second opinion tomorrow.
     
  18. macalu

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    that's funny...coming from the guy who started this thread.
     
  19. Mr. Brightside

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    It could be a form of mutism, particularly selective mutism.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_mutism

    I've studied this a little bit, because I knew someone who was mute for the good portion of her life and then broke through out of it. Its a strange disorder.
     
  20. SwoLy-D

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    At least I asked "am I going to [that place that won't be mentioned]?" :eek:, sir, and added a bit of insensitive humor into that thread and it was expected. In this situation, which is very different, it is about a child.
     

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