Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: HEADS | 2010/08/27

Q.

TWINS

TO PROF MY TWINS ARE NOT 2 YRS N 4 MONTHS AND STARTING TO TALK NOW ONE WORD HERE AND THERE IS THIS NORMAL THEY WERE BORN AT 37WEEKS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS THANK GOD
WHAT AGE DO YOU THINK IS BEST TO PUT THEM IN A CRECHE FOR STIMULATION THANK YOU

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your children will get as much if not more stimulation just being with you at home. They can start at a play group at the beginning of next year. Your twins should be using more words than they are by now, although many children especially boys are often a bit slow to start talking. You should have their hearing checked to be sure athat they can hear. If they are not using words in at least 3 to 4 word sentences by 3 years they should be seen by a speech therapist.

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Posted by: Star | 2010/08/27

Twins have their own language and talk later. I had the same problem with mine. Even after they start talking they had difficulty getting pronounciation right until about GrR-1. They don''t need to communicate to others as long as they have their other half to communicate with, if this makes sense. Give them some more time but if you are really worried you could have their hearing tested, but other than that, I don''t have any other advise than to let them start when they want to.

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