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Terre Haute, IN
A 21-year-old female asked:

Ok my son will be 3 on jan. 24th and he only says words no sentences he don't like books im guessing hes a hard learner what can i do to get him 2 talk?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Should be evaluated: His language development is obviously delayed. How about his motor skills and social interactions? If he lags only in speech development, he'll need speech therapy after proper evaluations including hearing test.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
He is close enough : To 3 that you can & should seek an evaluation by the child find team of your local school district. They will test his cognitive skills, receptive/expressive & other language skills, social/adaptive/self-help skills & fine & gross motor skills.They'll also screen for autism. Putting 2 words together typically occurs before age 2, so he'll qualify for early childhood special education services.
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Last updated Dec 6, 2012

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