Monday, October 24, 2011

Talk The Talk

I'm jealous.

I'm jealous every time I hear other toddlers talk. Because I don't get that from Raees. I know, I know, kids grow up at their own pace but I can't help feeling that way. Who wouldn't when your 2 year old has delayed speech?


Raees babbles but doesn't say much actual words, although at one time he did say a few. Now they're mainly sounds - nananak (asking for milk/food), nonono, tatata, papapa, didi (daddy). But one word he says often is Elma (Elmo). Once I forced him to say 'susu' when he was begging for milk but that didn't work. When he watches Sesame Street, he tends to imitate the tone, not the words.

Is it because I'm not at home most of the time? Is it because he's the only child?  Is it because he doesn't socialise as much as he should? Is it because we don't talk to him enough? 


The doctor said wait til he's 2 and a half years old and see if there's any progress in his speech. If not, we may need professional intervention. Please Raees, save mommy and daddy's pockets and say "Mummy!"

15 comments:

Suliana said...

anak sedara hasben sy pun lmbt ckp juga, nak masuk 3 tahun baru leh ckp tapi pelat.. (same kes with u - anak sorang, diasuh oleh nenek), sabar ye. bykkan berbual dgn dia,tak pun, try hntr taska,baru ada kawan nak borak..

mrs Fahmi said...

keep talking to him....insya allah nanti kluar la tu...kang sampai tak terlayan nanti...;-)

Adrina Adi said...

my son Amir will turn 2 this week, pun sama. ada orang cakap anak lelaki memang lambat sikit nak boleh cakap. so kena banyak2 sabar.

Yaati Nor said...

mgkn lambat kot trin..zahra saya 2thn 5 bulan tapi cakap mak ai pelat..boleh bergaduh klu dia merengek bercakap.

Lina said...

hi irin.. i have a 2 1/2 y daughter and she's a chatterbox. she started talking before she hit 1y.. no kidding! she is so kaypoh and talks so much now, mcm mak nenek pon ader.. hahaha! now that she's in playskool, she's even chattier! sometimes, i have to make her stop talking a minute or two just to get some peace and quiet.. hahaha. kids grow up differently at their own pace. i'm sure raes is too.. he's a smart kid! maybe u should consider sending him to playskool so that he can mix around with kids his age.. u'll be surprised of what u'll see later!

Posh said...

my niece had the same problem when she was yr son's age that made all of us in the family *major worried*. I cud still remember My Gramps told my bro to bring her to speech terapist, chk with her specialist la so on n so forth but actually she just one of those kids yang lambat cakap there's nothing wrong with her IQ n what not. She speaks well when she turned 3 1/2 yrs old. Phewwwww! Later we found out my SIL ( niece's mom) pun macam tu dulu masa kecik ;-) She's in std 5 now, a big gal already.

Azura Iznil said...

We are worried like you. Ananna hanya dapat bercakap bila dia 5 years old. Sekarang dia sudah 6, n banyak cakap pulak....

bonda dadif aka akish said...

irin!

samela kite......dia bkn tak tau...tp dia lebeh kepade malas...like my dadif nih....

apepon...kite kene keep cakap ngan dia...layan ape saje yg dia ckp...dah elakkan ckp pelat dgn dia..

=)

Ida Zaini said...

my mum kata sometime boy memang lambat sikit. hehehe ada petua kata kalau nak cepat bagi minum air nasi yang tengah mendidih tu. amik sikit sejuk kan dulu suapkan kat mulut dia...dunno betul ke tidak...:)

mahizan.com said...

sabar..my nephew pun 2.5yrs baru dpt berckp..& lepas pada tu mmg byk ckp..hehe..

lily lotus said...

insyaAllah lily doakan yg terbaik for ur lil one :)

Impian Serikandi said...

Irin,
anak lelaki mmg mcm tu.. lambat sikit cakap..beza sikit ngan ank pompuan.. tak terlayan..
truskan usaha.. smoga bejaya!

cantekk said...

sabar je k, ada anak2 yg lmbt ckp, mcm sepupu dlu, sama la. anak kawan pun sama. borak dgn dia jgn guna bhs pelat, nti kang susah nk ubh =D

Ida said...

ida ada share tip sikit di sini
http://ceriterakami.blogspot.com/2011/11/bagaimana-nak-galakkan-anak-bercakap.html

kalau eye contact ada, insyaAllah ok. just late talker maybe.

dbalkis said...

Actully anak I pun lambat cakap dan sangat pelat. He is now 3 years old and most of his words are hardly understand by others except us his parents and my family members who always with him.. eg titimin cii (vitamin c), totomen (ultraman), tite tite little tar (twinkle2 little star) and many more. I agree with some of the reasons that you mentioned. When parents didn’t really talk to the kids eg keje balik lewat, anak mungkin lambat cakap. Like my son’s case, he is now only with his dad at home coz I only meet him 2-3 weeks once and his dad didn’t talk to him much..dia slalu layan youtube je malam2. Siang kat nursery. When my mom looked after him for about 2 weeks during last school holiday, I realized that he mastered new words like “sama-sama” (we only taugh him terima kasih which he pronounced as “tine tatih”, or “echu” for thank you, “mama buat apa tu”, “sapa tu” (when we talk on phone), “ish..ish mama ni…” and a lot more..he can even recite al-fatihah versi pelat with guidance (I mean suku kata bunyi2 nya sama. He knows where to stop and amin). My mom kata kalau nak anak cepat cakap kene cakap ngn dia selalu. Now my prob adalah anak I terlalu kepoh…tak tahan nak layan pulak.. tapi still pelat..