Does your 19-month-old toddler not talk? Many new parents panic when this happens. However, it is a common toddler problem and many parents discover that this is a treatable condition. A toddler’s development is very much like an infant; they will develop at their own rate and you need to understand this when dealing with a toddler who has no words.
There are many reasons why your toddler is having a speech delay and they can range from medical causes to behavioral problems. It is believed that a neurological disorder or a brain abnormality can cause early childhood speech delays. This is called a severe birth defect and it is quite serious and you will need to make sure that you have your toddler diagnosed by an experienced pediatrician as soon as possible. If you wait, you may end up with a 2-year-old who cannot speak!
Other causes of toddler not talking could be that your toddler has been exposed to too much noise during the hours of sleep. Toddlers are very sensitive to sounds and if they are exposed to too many sounds and noises at night, they could develop speech delays. Many parents recall that their 2-year-old son kept them awake at night with his screaming and crying. They were told that it was normal for a 2-year-old to be so sensitive, but that did not ease their worries.
You need to take the appropriate steps to help your toddler overcome this problem and start to speak. This means that you need to have your toddler’s development monitored so that you can identify any potential speech delays. You may want to speak to other parents of toddlers who may be able to point you in the right direction. If nothing else, you can read the toddler’s developmental milestones on a child development chart and this will help you see what is going on.
There are some general tips that you can apply to help your toddler with their speech delays. You need to remember that a toddler’s primary language is talking about which is why it is important that you get your toddler to learn how to talk as early as possible. Many children find that it is better to start teaching words at home.
To start with, you should start to teach your toddler to simple conversation skills such as asking them what they want to say. You can then move on to more complicated conversation skills such as asking them how something, or what they would like to see you do. It is also important to get your toddler interested in talking. It may sound cliche, but by getting your toddler interested in talking, you are paving the way towards success in speech development.
The development of language involves the linking of sounds, meaning, and grammar. A toddler’s ability to link these three things is what is often called “phonics”. Phonics development is one of the most important aspects in toddler’s speech development. If your toddler has poor phonics development, you can help them develop the speech patterns that will help them later in life. One of the ways that you can improve your toddler’s phonic development is through the spoken language learning toys and games.
A toddler’s lack of speaking skills is quite frustrating for the parents especially when they cannot figure out what is wrong. Your toddler does not have a speech disorder. However, there are some things that can hinder your toddler’s development and they include things such as, being too hot or cold, not having good posture, mouth breathing or swallowing air in their mouth or from their nose. Some babies who have speech delays will be unable to speak at all. Other babies will have no speech at all.