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3 years old child is not speaking though has sound vocabulary. Should we go for speech therapy?

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Hello Doctor,

My son is 3 years Old and he is not speaking. Though he has a sound vocabulary he is yet to join words and speak. We were thiking whether we need to provide him with speech thearaphy. Please advise
Posted Sat, 17 Aug 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. K. C. Pant 29 minutes later
Hello parent,

Thank you for asking question in XXXXXXX

As you have asked your 3 year old child has not started talking as yet .Definitely it is the situation which demands investigations and advise by speech therapist and also audiologist. Even if reports are normal, you must get examined and follow the training instructions given to you by experts.

Sometimes kids are having delayed speech; but with proper training they start speaking well. So don't worry with proper scientific approach your's is going to be normal. So go and get it.

All the best and take care.
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Follow-up: 3 years old child is not speaking though has sound vocabulary. Should we go for speech therapy? 10 minutes later
Dear Dr. K.C Pant,

Thank you for your prompt response.

Can you suggest few speech therapists in and around Hyderabad.


Answered by Dr. K. C. Pant 7 minutes later
Depending upon your locality and amount of fee, you can go to any corporate hospitals like Apollo or find out by ringing to just dial .com on 0000.

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