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2yo son still can't talk....any recommended specialist?

Postby sdst » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:38 am

Hi KSP,
I was wondering if anyone have any recommended speech specialist for me to bring my 2yo son to check if he has any speech related concerns for he still can't speak except for "Oh", "There", "Wow".

Thank you so much.

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Re: 2yo son still can't talk....any recommended specialist?

Postby IJJ » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:48 am

sdst wrote:Hi KSP,
I was wondering if anyone have any recommended speech specialist for me to bring my 2yo son to check if he has any speech related concerns for he still can't speak except for "Oh", "There", "Wow".

Thank you so much.


If there is no budget concern, use pte, you can get immediate attention/service. Ovspring@Bt Timah 6th Ave (http://www.ovspring.com/ ) is pretty good for both assessment and therepy. Otw, go thru polyclinic to get referal letter. IMO, for speech therepy, KKH is better than NUH, but waiting time for both are as ridiculous. I am not sure about Child Guidance Clinic if they provide such service to as young as 2 yo. You may want to check tat out too. HTH!

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Re: 2yo son still can't talk....any recommended specialist?

Postby jedamum » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:29 am

IJJ wrote:If there is no budget concern, use pte, you can get immediate attention/service. Ovspring@Bt Timah 6th Ave (http://www.ovspring.com/ ) is pretty good for both assessment and therepy. Otw, go thru polyclinic to get referal letter. IMO, for speech therepy, KKH is better than NUH, but waiting time for both are as ridiculous. I am not sure about Child Guidance Clinic if they provide such service to as young as 2 yo. You may want to check tat out too. HTH!

for polyclinic referral, do we have a choice between KKH or NUH? mine just allocate me to NUH. waiting time at polyclinic to get a referral is 1hr, waiting time for appointment with NUH is 2 months.
can share your opinion on why you feel that KKH is better than NUH? TIA.

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Postby kiasimom » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:18 pm

My nephew is 3yo. He only started talking fluently this year. Boys are generally slower in speech.
The same applies to my DS.
Important thing is talk to him like an adult and don't babytalk to him.

But beware, once he starts talking, it will be NON-STOP :!:

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Postby csb » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:32 pm

kiasimom wrote:My nephew is 3yo. He only started talking fluently this year. Boys are generally slower in speech.
The same applies to my DS.
Important thing is talk to him like an adult and don't babytalk to him.

But beware, once he starts talking, it will be NON-STOP :!:


Yes, ds is also like this. It's like he's trying to make up for the "lost" time :D

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Postby kiasimom » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:58 pm

Oh yes, my nephew can talk non-stop from Bedok to Jurong :!: :faint:

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Postby smurf » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:45 pm

hmm...does ur child understands what u say? if he can respond and understand,i think it's ok...

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2yo son still can't talk....any recommended specialist?

Postby sdst » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:57 pm

Hi all,
Thank you so much. I will check out the suggestions provided.

Yes, I was told by people that boys are generally slower in speech & was thinking of monitoring him for the next 2 - 3 months & if he did not show much "improvement", I'll send him for assessment & find out if he's just slower than normal or if there's a cause for concern.

Thanks again all.

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2yo son still can't talk....any recommended specialist?

Postby sdst » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:05 pm

smurf wrote:hmm...does ur child understands what u say? if he can respond and understand,i think it's ok...


Smurf, he does understand what we are saying to him & respond accordingly. We just wanted to assure ourselves that there's nothing major that hinders his development. If there's a cause for concern & we neglect to detect it sooner & provide suitable intervention/treatment, it would be unfair to him & I don't think I could live with that guilt.

Just being really ks here....

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Postby smurf » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:27 am

hmm...if he can understand, I think he should be fine...

my bro-in-law can only talk hwen he was 3 or 4 year old...but when he started talking, he couldn't stop. :wink:

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