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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Speech Delay and potty training?

My DS is now a little over 2 1/2, and has a speech delay. I just wondered if there was anyone else out there, who is having issues with potty training because of a speach delay.

With my older son, I didn't train him, I just put the potty in the bathroom, told him what he could do in it etc, it was a breeze.

But with my youngest I sometimes wonder if he knows what the heck I'm talking about, because he doesn't respond. I'll ask him if he has to go, he'll say yah, so I put him on the potty and he'll sit for a few minutes, then get up. I ask him if he went pee, and he says yah. When i look there is nothing in the potty. I'm trying to take a semi casual approach to potty training, because it worked with DS#1, but should I be doing it differently with DS#2? and if so, how?
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My dd was speech delayed and I had concerns about her understanding what the heck I was talking about and also about her ability to tell me she had to go all the time.
So, I took the easy way out and waited. I waited until she was 3.5 and she trained in a weekend and had zero accidents.

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I've been wondering about this myself as my ds is 21 mos and speech delayed also. With dd, she was fully potty trained by 26 mos; I'm not even going to attempt it with ds until I think he can comprehend what's going on. And I honestly don't have a clue when that will be...I'm hoping for around age 3. Sorry I wasn't any help.
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I would just let time work on your side and not worry about it. When your child is ready, you will know. I think putting a potty in the bathroom and just keeping it casual for now is a good idea. Keep encouraging, but no rush.
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My oldest 2 are diagnosed speech delayed. And I have seen a slow down in the potty traning area. My son was potty trained 1 week before his 4th birthday. My daughter is 3 and shows no interest.

We don't push it either, we let them go at thier own pace. He will get there, don't worry.
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Thanks for the advice!

I am going to keep things casual, and hopefully sometime before Sept. 2006 (when he starts school) he'll be potty trained.

I'm grateful that he attends a pre-school that goes to age 5, and doesn't require the children to be potty trained.
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Two is early for a boy to be potty trained...

Just don't push it, if they aren't ready they aren't.

My oldest wasn't pt'd until he was about to turn 4. And that was w/o a speech delay.

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My four year old twin boys' both have speech delays. Neither potty trained until they were nearly four. I don't know if it is because of the speech delay, because they are boys, or just a twin thing. We didn't push them really hard to potty train. We introduced the potty without success 3 times before it finally clicked. When they were not interested we just put it on the back burner and tried again a few months later.
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Mine is 3y, 3m old and we are just waiting. It is, however, a bitch to find diapers for a 45lb-ish kid. My dh was also a late talker and potty trained late, and ds seems to be following his development very closely.
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My just turned three year old has zero interest in the potty, and she has delayed speech. She has been diagnosed as autistic so we are not worrying about the potty issue until she can communicate basic needs and wants to us.
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