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So her pediatrician said to call a speech therapist to get her evaluated and in the meantime just talk to her nonstop, sing songs, read to her and copy her words.
So I've been doing all of those things (except singing songs, she kinda screams when I sing so I'm not sure if she's hating it or not) during the day and by the time it's the evening time I'm cooking dinner and Chloe is playing with her toys or running around with the dog.
So when my husband gets home, he doesn't really see any of that, so therefor I must not be doing anything of what the doctor said.
During dinner time, Chloe will point to things she wants and we try to have her say it, but according to my husband if we give it to her without having her say the word, she wins. So my dd is crying because she wants tomatoes or whatever and my husband won't give it to her. So I then give her some and say "these are tomatoes, you can have some tomatoes". And before I give her tomatoes, (she's been crying for 10 minutes already) I say the word tomato again and give her some.
I tell my husband that 1. she's not going to say the word on the first day or even week or more, it's a progress and 2. She's not going to say it because she's been crying for so long and she's hungry. He then gets up and says it's all my fault and that she's winning. I then tell him that the way he wants to do it is not going to help, if anything it's going to set her back because she gets upset easily now. And that if the speech therapist tells us to "make her work for it" then that's what I'll do, but until then he can't be too harsh on her. And also from what I've read online that seeking help should be at 2-2 1/5, not 18 months.
This has been going on for a few days now and it's stressing me out and I'm sure it's stressing Chloe out too. I'm also pregnant (fingers crossed that I still am) so being stressed isn't helping the baby.
Has anyone seen a speech therapist? Have they told you what NOT to do? Does making the child "work for it" help at all?