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Language disorders

Language disorders

Question:

- I am a young mother of 23 years and I have a child of 2 years and 2 months. I am worried because at this age he still speaks only a few words, than the basic ones. He was ill at 8 months of acute meningoencephalitis, but when I left the hospital the doctor said he did not stay with the sequelae. I try to communicate with him a lot but he is a very restless child. Please tell me if something is serious and how to communicate more with him, I can help him develop his ability to speak.

Answer:

Because in your child's medical history there is such a medical condition, acute meningoencephalitis, I advise you to consult another doctor for a more recent investigation.

Because in your child's medical history there is such a medical condition, acute meningoencephalitis, I advise you to consult another doctor for a more recent investigation.
It is very important to exclude those sequelae that can appear after such a disease among the causes that may delay the development of the child's speech.
It is true that at this age your child should have exceeded the level of a few basic words and enriched his vocabulary; however, there are situations in which language development is delayed, without any psychic or physical irregularities.
Check if your child understands you first, have him / her name familiar objects, people, repeat after you.

new words. At the same time, verbalize all the actions that you do with the child and cause him to answer.
With the help of games, cards you can ask them to repeat the words after you, to name different animals, objects, thus learning new words. Encourage him to participate in as many games as possible.
As far as the seriousness of the situation is concerned, I cannot speak only of the few lines you wrote to me and without seeing the child, so I urge you to go to a specialist doctor to elucidate on the problem you are facing.
Good luck!
Clara Monica Christmas,
psychologist - Clinica Psihosolutions.
www.psihosolutions.ro