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delayed motor skills and language

  1. #17
    avina is offline Registered User
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    Feb 2006
    hong kong

    Speech delay

    Thanks Lylah. I hope my son is the same case with you, because I am really scared of "autism". Happy to hear that your son can say lots of words now. I will be patient. I found a speech specialist in Central, but they say I should wait until he is 2 and a half years old, because my son just had a heart surgery last Sept. Gee, raising a kid is not so easy, many many issues to worry !

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    buslli is offline Registered User
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    Nov 2004
    Midlevels HOng kong
    Hi Lyla

    Would you beable to send me the names and contacts of the speech therapist and child phsycologist? Tks

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    Lylah is offline Registered User
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    Jun 2005
    Guangzhou, China
    Sorry for taking a while. Have been very busy with work, but here are the people we saw:

    Rainy Chan
    Speech Therapist
    Rehabilitation Centre
    Hong Kong Adventist Hospital
    (852) 2574 6211
    Her personal numbers are as follows: (852) 28350558/ (852) 96548231

    Dr. Tommy Chan
    Clinical Psychologist
    16/F Hing Wai Bldg, 36 Queens' Road Central HK
    Tel: (852) 2526 5929
    Mobile: (852) 9832 4905

    Hope that helps!

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    Discoverybay is offline Banned
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    Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
    Hi, My happy, sweet, mellow, fun son is 3 years and 4 months old..My son has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS called pervasive Developmental Disorder last summer in Boston children medical hospital. It was a long long frustrated and depressed progress. From there, I have been running around like an headless chicken, trying to educated myself from book to book, from specialist to specialist to study and understand what's all about PDD, and started to getting deeper to get into Autism research and case study. all the valuable resources that helps parents. I want to help my kid and how to be a brave mother from a fragile one!

    I can share about my experiences on my son's treatment, playtime, research play groups, Specialist available in Hong Kong and book that helps the parents.

    My advice is, as a mother instincts, if you feeling something is not quite right about about child, DON'T sit and wait, get a proper specialist to look at him, and get HELP!!

    Speech delay, is another developmental delay it might link to other area....these days, it is so easy to label and diagnosed the child..but it depends mild to severe. Speech delay or other developmental delays has wide range types...My son is having a articulation son's understanding of languages is 100%, BUT express is not there yet! So you have to focus on what your son's need, so you can measure the right therapy for him.

    Is he, or her just having a speech delay? or other behaviour problems?

    The books that I mentioned:

    1. Teach me how to say it right
    2. Childhood Speech, Language & Listening problem

    If your child has behaviour problems...Trying to have a look:
    ABA Therapy (called, Applied behaviour Analyst)

    Note: Whatever developmental delay for your child, the therapy's are pretty much same. Its about: Floor time (another word, playtime..Its all about playing and engaged with your child.

    if you want to know more about, feel free to email me!!

    Love and support your loving child...

  5. #21
    MickeyMom is offline Registered User
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    Feb 2006
    Very well said DiscoveryBay! I couldn't agree more.
    Mother's Instincts indeed are the best. If i had relied on what doctors alone are telling me, I would have waited some more. But i knew that my son needed intervention so I sought for more specialized diagnosis.

    Doctors and mothers are great partners towards raising a happy, healthy child. Relationship should be proactive and built on trust.

    Good luck to everyone in the same predicament. Trust on the power of a mother's love

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    hwee cheng is offline Registered User
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    Feb 2006
    Kowloon Tong
    i posted a reply in another thread on speech delay earlier and now I see this other thread.
    My daughter's about 20 mths old and speaks only few words like papa mama bye bye. She has good motor skills (at least appears so to me) and runs, climbs, dances well. She is very active (which is why I do worry also whether she is hyperactive). But she seems to either not want to say the words or have difficulty speaking them.
    Can someone advise how and where I should get started? We have no HKID yet, will be getting it perhaps one or two months later. Just applied 4 weeks ago for dependent visas. Thanks!

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    jeanyee is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2006
    Hong Kong
    Hello there,

    I have a son who is 2 years and 9 months old now and had been diagnosed as "autistis features" and waiting to see a speech specialist. He can now talk single words and starting to copy the words we are saying (not clear though) and he loves singing nursery songs ( and sings it very fluently). He has very good memory and remembers where things are kept etc.... Not sure whether this is good or bad (as sometimes he goes and look for his favourite toy but it's not there and starts a fit). He will be going to a special school next month, Mary Wong in Kowloon Bay, which I hope will be such help to him. I also would like to know if other of your child has a very bad temper and throws a fit every time things are not right. My son is beginning to throw a tantrum every now and then so I really don't know how to stop or control him. Anyone out there can help? I'm beginning to loose faith in myself as he is just getting to out-of-control (will not comprehend).

    Please help..............

    By the way, has anyone tried the ABA as I have doubts and it's too expensive for the treatment!!!

    Desperate mum

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    connie1008 is offline Registered User
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    Hong Kong

    Speech Delay Best Cure

    I agree with DiscoveryBay and I think ABA is the best available method to start children speaking. Contemporary ABA includes play therapy, structured learning, situational learning, etc. In short, it pushes and creates the need for the child to speak! I have been working with children with special needs for years now and there is nothing more satisfying than to see the child speaking spontaneously, seeing a need to communicate! Speaking is not about being stuffed with words; it's about speaking your desire and mind! Contemporary ABA is in short a very effective teaching methodology whether your child has special need or not!

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