What do parents do if the child doesn’t speak?
You want the child to talk to him more often! In most cases, the parents’ fears are baseless. Still, waiting passively, hoping he’ll talk himself whenever he wants, isn’t worth it. If parents want the child to speak up soon, they should sensibly stimulate it.
Try to talk to the kid in all situations. Suppose a child gets dressed for a walk. Describe every detail of his clothes. For example: “Now we’ll put on a sweater. It’s warm, out of wool, it has a kitten embroidered on it.” Or with the kid playing. Call each toy, give it characteristics: “Here are cubes made of wood, red, green, yellow,” or: “It’s a truck car, with a big body.”
It is very important not to adjust to children’s molestation, not to distort the sound of words. Speak them clearly and distinctly, because this way the child learns correct speech.
Turn every walk out into a kind of lesson. Show the kid around the world, pay his attention to large and small objects, inanimate and inanimate, and most importantly, give them a detailed description. On the branch sits a bird. Tell the child what color her plumage is, specify that she is small. If you come to the playground, pay attention to the lozenges, swings, tell us what material they are made of, what colors are painted
, etc. so that there are as many adjectives and verbs in your description as possible.
Reading the kid books, tell about the heroes, give them at least brief characteristics. For example: “Dr. Aybolit is very kind, caring. Barmalay is evil, not good.” Then unobtrusively ask the child to answer the question: “Dr. Aybolit — is he kind, or evil?”
The main thing is, try that the child himself wants to communicate with you, supporting the conversation. Don’t get annoyed if he doesn’t immediately respond to your efforts.
When the child should be sure to show specialists
If the child, despite all efforts of parents, stubbornly doesn’t start talking normally, it should be brought to the children’s neurologist and speech therapist. Consultation of such specialists is especially necessary if the age of the baby is closer to 3 years, and he still does not speak.
There are many methods of speech development. It is a specialist who can help you pick the best. In some cases it wouldn’t hurt to visit a psychologist, perhaps the kid just “shut down.”