I need help for my nephew

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-12-2004
I need help for my nephew
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Fri, 12-31-2004 - 2:15pm
I am concern about my nephew and don't know what to do. He is 7 years old and only say between 5-7 words. He says words like momma and no. But he doesn't say sentences. He makes grutting noises and doesn't play much with my kids who are 4 and 10 or with his 9 yrs old brother. He seems to like to be by himself. I have asked my sister has she talked to a doctor about why he doesn't talk and she said the doctor said he has a speech delay. I know that he does go to a special school but I'm wondering if everything possible is being done to help him. It seems to me that he does have a speech delay but that he may have something more. I love my nephew and it doesn't matter to be what is wrong with him I will love regardless. My concern is that he is not getting the help he needs to help him to communitue with us. We have no idea when he is hurt or if he is pain and this scares me. I think my sister thinks that one day he will be okay but I told her without help I don't think so. Has anyone heard of this condition?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 12-31-2004 - 8:36pm

Hi and welcome!

 


 



iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2004
Sat, 01-01-2005 - 10:33am

Hi and welcome to the board.