2 Year Old With Speech Delays
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:43 AM
We are trying another round of gluten free to see if thats what it was or not. I have tested negative for celiac but all my ailments improve on gluten free.
What is the next step? I've mentioned to the dr before that celiac runs in my family but he thinks that only older children can get celiac. I love my ped. And heis very cautious but I don't know how serious he will take me so we are trying gluten free again. I'm not going to switch peds because he is really good and my kids trust him.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:37 AM
Try the diet and document, document.
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
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Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:12 AM
He did have other "issues" that people noticed - and encouraged us to have him evaluated for autism. (Overly sensitive to smell, touch, etc., no eye contact, repeated himself often, hand flapping when agitated, extremely bright with excellent memory, etc.) In any case, each time he was evaluated, he didn't fit the criteria for Autism and he was very social with other kids.
Just before his 6th birthday he was diagnosed with celiac disease - no symptoms other than a sudden behavior change (tantrums, meltdowns, etc.). Once gluten free, all of his "quirks" seemed to disappear.
Having read on this list the number of kids who had speech delays and other delays (my son also had some gross motor delays and low tone) I wonder if it is all related to gluten.
My son is now in first grade and is doing great - no problems at all.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:02 PM
My son had a speech delay and was diagnosed with autism at 18 months. I am not at all saying that your son is autistic, but the reason why I'm mentioning it is that going after those delays as early as possible made all the difference in the world for him. And if it turns out that you have him evaluated and they say he's on track, then at least you won't have to worry.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:33 PM
Counted his vocabulary and he says 18 words at 27 months.
My other concern is that he doesn't even attempt to repeat or mimic you with words. You ask him to say papa and he just says no. Always. He's not being stubborn it is always no. I have no idea if any of this is related but wanted some outside guidance. Thanks!
Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:02 AM
I agree, if your ped is good he would listen to you and do what is best for the child. Get a Celiac panel and/or a refferal to a GI and then a refferal for ST.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:46 AM
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:58 PM
My son did not start forming sentences until he was over 3yrs of age. With all of the GI problems he has going on, his little body just had other more important things to worry about. Just think about it, if you don't feel good do you REALLY want to meet your developmental milestones? I didn't think so.
My little guy too. And he also walked late. Both talking and crawling picked up after he was glutenfree. He used to need to be picked up all the time - probably too achy to move. Mobility was the first to significantly improve, and the language too, although language has lagged. There have been vast improvements in the last two months (he is 3 1/2 ). Small sentences! His last day at daycare is in 26 days, and although I love his daycare because she has been VERY accomodating, understanding and loving, I can hardly wait until he is home with me because I know he'll make even greater strides because he won't be getting crosscontaminated. As much. I hope.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:25 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:34 PM
I would say if you are concerned contact your county/city Early Intervention program. They will assess your child and determine how to proceed. I will add that your pediatrician might not be concerned because boys tend to speak later than girls. Go with your gut instinct though.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:28 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:48 PM
My husband and I were just discussing this issue tonight! Our 3 1/2 year old daughter was just diagnosed with celiac. She does not have a speech delay, but her twin brother does, and is in speech therapy. He does not have the digestive issues she has had, but they both have had low iron since about 1 year of age. We have 2 other kids as well and they all went in yesterday to get their celiac panel done.
We are curious to see what his blood results show, and if he does have it, if his speech delay and celiac could be connected.
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