Three Years Old Can Not Communicate?

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Good evening … I have a three year old nephew who can’t speak. These children tend to avoid eye contact with other people. He also doesn’t like to play with other children. He is not afraid of danger. He once jumped from the second floor until he broke his thighbone. Until now, he was completely dependent on others. From eating, drinking, changing clothes, to defecating, the mother and grandmother still care for it. What treatment is needed for this child? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Putu .. Thank you for the question given.

Delay in the child's ability to speak can cause concern for parents. Generally, by the age of 3, children can understand simple commands and have a broader vocabulary. Apart from that, children's communication skills should also be getting faster. If up to the age of 3 years the child cannot speak clearly and the child's vocabulary does not develop, then you can have your child checked by a pediatrician. The doctor will perform a hearing test and evaluate the child's growth and development. A hearing test is done in advance to find out if the child is unable to speak because of congenital hearing loss. In addition, the evaluation of children's development and behavior can be used to assess whether the child has autism.

Autism is indicated by the appearance of symptoms such as: slow speech development, children do not respond when called, rarely express themselves when communicating, avoid eye contact, do not understand social interactions in general, repeat words or phrases, children make repetitive movements and like to do the same activities over and over. continuously, sensitive to light and sound. If there are these signs and symptoms it is a good idea to have your nephew checked by a doctor.

Meanwhile, what can be done:

Teach children to know simple vocabulary and teach them slowly 2 Get used to speaking in simple and clear sentences Give time for children to understand what has just been taught

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