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thread: Brendan's Speech/Language

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    Brendan's Speech/Language

    Just keeping track of it.

    Age: 25 months

    Words:
    * Car noises (brrrm)
    * 'Dadadada'
    * 'da-da' (like ta-ta) when waving goodbye

    Can also Babble (but we havent heard these for a few months now)
    * 'mumumum'
    * 'bubububub'
    * 'nanananan'
    * Imitating some noises



    Can Follow these Instructions:
    * 'Put that in the bin' (you need to point at what it is you want in the bin)
    * 'put your plate in the sink' (will also do this without command)
    * 'Pick it up' (same as the bin thing, must point to what it is)

    Actions:
    * Waving
    * Pointing
    * Clapping
    * Shakes head for 'no' (often does this even when he wants something though)
    * Pointing to Body Parts (nose, mouth, ears, hair and almost has tummy)

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    Are you worried about it at all hun?

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    If you'd asked me 2 weeks ago my reply would have been yes. This week no. In the last two weeks Brendan has started to imitate some noises in the words we say and he's also started to point to his body parts.
    So whilst he still isnt really communicating much, he is progressing with his understanding skills and he is trying.
    It is still frustrating at times, because it's still very much a guessing game as to what he wants.

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    That's good to hear that you're not so worried now. It's hard when they are trying to tell you what they want but they can't communicate it properly.

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    Honestly Sally, it was the same with us when Bri was that age.
    She was saying more, but was really hard to understand. So I don't think she was quite as limited from what I remember, but I was worrying about her & didn't really calm down on the 'she's never gonna talk' thing til she was just over 2.
    I do realise that Brendan has been through alot & how hard it must be for you, but Bri was a perfectly normal, healthy baby who also had problems. They mightn't have been as bad, but they were there.
    She's nearly 4 now & still hard to understand.
    You guys will there

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    New things in Italics

    Age: 28 months (25.5 months corrected)

    Spontaneous Words:
    * Car noises (brrrm)
    * 'Dadadada'
    * 'da-da' (like ta-ta) when waving goodbye
    * 'Mumumum'
    * 'ehts' (oops)
    * 'nana' (banana)
    * dog noise - he doesn't say anything for this, it's all in the throat, mouth closed.
    * 'da' When you give him something and ask him to say 'ta' he does.
    * 'docks' (socks)
    * 'dar' (car)
    * 'o-oh'

    * 'lol-lol' (lolly)
    * 'ball'
    * 'guck' (truck)
    * 'bots' (books)
    * 'bye'


    Mimic words (he understands and does mostly when you ask)
    * 'bo bo' (bottle)
    * 'ba' (bath)
    * 'dink' (drink)

    Can also Babble
    (but we haven’t heard these for a few months now)
    * 'bubububub'
    * 'nanananan'

    Can Follow these Instructions:
    * 'Put that in the bin' (you need to point at what it is you want in the bin)
    * 'put your plate in the sink' (will also do this without command)
    * 'Pick it up' (same as the bin thing, must point to what it is)
    * 'Pull out the plug' (takes a lot of encouraging, but he will do it)
    * 'Open/Close the door' (takes a lot of encouragement)


    Actions:

    * Waving
    * Pointing
    * Clapping
    * Shakes head for 'no'
    * Pointing to Body Parts (nose, mouth, ears, hair, head, tummy, belly button, eyes, bum, willy, toes and feet)

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    New things in Italics

    Age: 32 months (29.5 months corrected)

    Spontaneous Words:

    * Car noises (brrrm)
    * 'Dats' (updated, no longer says 'da-da')
    * 'bye' (updated, now says bye)
    * 'Mumma'
    * 'oops' (updated, no longer uses ehts)
    * 'na-na' (banana)
    * 'ta' (updated, no longer says da)
    * 'docks' (socks)
    * 'dar' (car)
    * 'o-oh'
    * 'lol-lol' (lolly)
    * 'ball'
    * 'guck' (truck)
    * 'bubba'
    * 'bots' (bottle and broken)
    * 'nana' [/i]
    * 'ot' (hot)
    * 'bath'
    * 'mooo' (cow noise)
    * 'baaa' (sheep noise)
    * 'Stuts' (stuck)

    Sentences (two or more words put together)
    * 'ta mum'
    * 'bye-bye'

    Mimic words(he understands and does mostly when you ask)
    * 'dink' (drink)
    * 'pease' (please)
    He tries to mimic most words when you engage him into speaking.

    Can Follow these Instructions:
    * 'Put that in the bin' (you need to point at what it is you want in the bin)
    * 'put your plate in the sink' (will also do this without command)
    * 'Pick it up' (same as the bin thing, must point to what it is)
    * 'Pull out the plug' (takes a lot of encouraging, but he will do it)
    * 'Open/Close the door' (takes a lot of encouragement)
    * 'Pack away' (will do with help)

    Actions:
    * Waving
    * Pointing
    * Clapping
    * Shakes head for 'no'
    * Pointing to Body Parts (knows most body parts now)
    * Puts his finger to his lips and does 'sssss' (SHHH)

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    New things in Italics

    Age: 33 months (30.5 months corrected)

    Spontaneous Words:
    * Car noises (brrrm)
    * 'Dats' (dad)
    * 'bye'
    * 'Mumma'
    * 'oops'
    * 'na-na' (banana)
    * 'ta'
    * 'docks' (socks)
    * 'dar' (car)
    * 'o-oh'
    * 'lol-lol' (lolly)
    * 'ball'
    * 'guck' (truck)
    * 'bubba'
    * 'bots' (bottle and broken)
    * 'nana'
    * 'ot' (hot)
    * 'bath'
    * 'mooo' (cow noise)
    * 'baaa' (sheep noise)
    * 'Stuts' (stuck)
    * 'boots' (from Dora the Explorer)
    * 'boat' (from Dora the Explorer)
    * 'bus'
    * 'pease' (please)
    * 'bike' (motorbike)
    * 'Ayee' (Haylee)
    * 'Ryan'

    Sentences (two or more words put together)
    * 'ta mum'
    * 'bye-bye'
    * 'mum dar' (mum car)

    Mimic words (he understands and does mostly when you ask)
    * 'Distan' (Tristan)
    He attempts to say most peoples names, and knows who they are.

    He tries to mimic most words when you engage him into speaking.

    Can Follow these Instructions:
    * 'Put that in the bin' (you need to point at what it is you want in the bin)
    * 'put your plate in the sink' (will also do this without command)
    * 'Pick it up' (same as the bin thing, must point to what it is)
    * 'Pull out the plug' (takes a lot of encouraging, but he will do it)
    * 'Open/Close the door' (takes a lot of encouragement)
    * 'Pack away' (will do with help)

    Actions:
    * Waving
    * Pointing
    * Clapping
    * Shakes head for 'no'
    * Pointing to Body Parts (knows most body parts now)
    * Puts his finger to his lips and does 'sssss' (SHHH)
    * Nods head for yes

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    wow Sal! he has made so much prgress! go Brendan!

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    Thanks I'm so proud of him.

    As his ears and hearing gets better so does his speech

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    Special Update:
    Yesterday, for the first time, Brendan said: "Wub Mummy"

    Age 2yr 11m 5d

    I'll post an update next month of the list

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    Awwww.......sweetheart.......

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    Thanks Sally

    I'm so proud of him! He is only repeating what I say atm, but hopefully it wont be long and it'll be a spontaneous word!

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    Awwwww Brendan! How gorgeous!
    Sal, you must feel so overwhelmed with joy when you hear him say that, he may just be repeating you but still, how special! I have goosebumps. Brendan is too cute

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    Thanks Lisa!

    I'm so so happy and so so proud, I havent stopped smiling!

    Last night he said 'wub Distas' (Love Tristan) without promting, it was sooooo cute!!

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    That's gorgeous Sally! Go Brendan

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    Hey Sally,

    I only just started reading this thread, so I'm seeing all of Brendan's progress in one big hit- he's doing so great! I got tears in my eyes reading about his "wub mummy"

    My daughter is only 14 months old but is showing signs of a probable speech delay (she spent a month in the NICU after brain injury at birth). It's just great to see how fast another bub with a delay can progress.

    Claire

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    Thank you so much

    I'm almost finished his current update and it's awesome!

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