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Ds's delay was speech period. He did not talk until he was four years old. I had a cool Dr., who had a son who talked late too, so that helped. Ds is six now, you would NEVER know he had a speech delay. Dr. emphasized that we learn speech by being immersed in it. We have always been a family that loves books and ds has always been sitting in on the hours of reading. Mary Pride has a book called "The Big Book of Home Learning", and it had a speech resource in it. I think it's called "Help me say my R's Right" There's another one with a similiar name, sorry can't be more specific. It's meant for motivated parents to work with their children at home. Truth is, time was the telling factor.
If you would like to PM me, I would be happy to give you more details.
Ds's vocabulary in constantly increasing also, it is so great to hear him say really descriptive things now. I also have a son 2.4 with the same challenge. Having learned a great deal from the last son, we were better equipped to deal with it. Thomas Sowell is the author of "The Einstein Syndrome", I really want you to take a look at the book...please let me know what you think!
I would also really reccomend sign language. I started from scratch, just like my smallest ds. He would wow you with his signs! People cant' get over it when he signs. His speech is really starting to take off, even this week, so I guess the wait won't be as long this time. I never began with the idea of learning tons, just enough to ease everyday life. But, ds learns so quickly that we have surpassed my wildest dreams with it. Plus, the other three kids know it too! Just ordered another VHS from "Signing Time". Amazon carries it, and I really feel it is one of the best. Go for it! Learn a little, and it will help your days. Amazon carries only one tape, so you can go directly to their website. It is proven that sign language increases vocabulary and can even ease two year old tantrums, so there is nothing to lose!
Hope this helps......