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9/22/10 6:56 A

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With Cole its definitely toddler laziness.. well I think anyways. I hear him articulate a lot. However my 11 yr old had a speech delay due to a weak tongue muscle. My husband's 18 yr old had speech issues too and honestly (he'd say this as well) still has problems today even though he supposedly fixed them all in speech therapy. He didn't speak until he was around 4 yrs old. My daughter had early intervention and worked weekly with a therapist til she was old enough for the local preschool program and then got speech there twice a week.

Right now I am trying to pattern words for him. Say everything I see etc. To be honest we haven't worked much until now and are just really starting. Unfortunately our mentality has been *enjoy the baby* as he was such a surprise... Not sure if that makes sense how I wrote it.



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9/21/10 12:12 P

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The worst is the tag-teaming. Last night the baby boy fought sleep until 1 am and the baby girl bounced out of bed at 4 am. WooHoo!

The boy twin has a pretty good English vocabulary, but he is not always willing to ask for what he wants when a tantrum is so much less effort. Sometimes he comes up with cute solutions though. He'll run to the fridge, say AND sign "more" then knock on the fridge. Cute and effective. The girl is almost exclusively jargon, even her stuffed Gabba guys hold conversations in jargon.

If I were you, I would make your 21 month old ask for what he wants, do not accept sibling translations, make him ask. I am hypervigilant about speech delay because of my eldest, who is autistic. You need to intervene as soon as possible if there is an actual problem and not just toddler laziness.




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HAZELDREAMS's Photo HAZELDREAMS Posts: 1,310
9/21/10 10:01 A

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Howdy! ;) I'm in a silly mood today forgive me..

Wow twins.. Bless you!

My almost 21 mos old is full of jargon as well. We shake our head and wonder at what point he will speak, but being the youngest with lots of people to talk for him that could be a while. I do notice he is far more verbal now and trying to mimic sounds.. so hopefully it will be soon! (yes I'll then be praying for him to stop talking I am sure)



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9/21/10 9:53 A

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I don't know how long I can stay since my toddlers are almost preschoolers (they are nearly three). As stated in the topic, I have twin toddlers whose first language is twin-babble (or "jargon" as the speech therapist calls it). I also have an autistic 3rd grader.

My husband stays home with the kiddos, while I bring home the bacon.
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