What Actions Can Be Taken For Children 2 Years And 8 Months Who Cannot Speak?
HealthReplies.com my child is 2 years old 8 months until now can not speak. Sometimes want to talk only papapapa words mamamama also when he wants it. .Thank you for your time.
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At the age of 18 months, a toddler should be able to say more or less 20 words (words that are spoken do not have to always have clear articulation). When a child is 2 years old, the child should be able to say 50 words or more. Children are also usually able to combine 2 words to form simple sentences, for example "want to eat", "foot hurts", "close the door", and so forth. At the age of 2 years, children should also be able to point to common objects (such as limbs, pictures of certain animals in books, items at home) and follow simple instructions (for example "please take the doll and love to the mother").
After passing the age of 2 years, the words that can be said by a child are very numerous (it is difficult to count). Past 2 years also a child should be able to say sentences consisting of 3 or more words. The words that are spoken should also be clearer and more understandable to someone other than his mother or primary caregiver.
If until the age of 2 years and 8 months children can only say mama and daddy, then the condition is not normal. You must immediately take your child to a pediatrician (you can also find a consultant pediatrician growth and development) so that further evaluation of your child's speech and language development can be carried out. This examination should be done immediately and not delayed so that no further developmental disorders occur in your child.
Some things you can do to help your child speak better:
invite your child to talk more often, chat at mealtime, sing more often to children, motivate children to follow you talk to read stories to children more often (at least 10 minutes a day) to enrich the vocabulary of children asking more children to motivate children to answer questions pointing in your own words and mentioning the name of the object when you are walking (for example "adek, look at that tree in green", "there is a bird flying, the sound is good"), tell your child what things you are do or what you want to do (for example "adek, now it's time to take a bath", "mom want to change diapers first") reduce the time watching TV or cellphone
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