Jessa Duggar has revealed that her two-year-old son Henry suffers from speech delays while opening up his developmental progress in her family's reality series.
On the Tuesday evening episode Count on, Jessa, 27, and her husband Ben Seewald, 24, took their younger son to an ear, nose, and throat doctor to have his hearing checked after he found that he was having trouble communicating.
& # 39; He has had some speech delays, & # 39; explained the TLC star. & # 39; We realized, probably since he was about 18 months old, that he didn't communicate like his older brother at that age, or like other children his age. & # 39;
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Expert opinion: Jessa Duggar, 27, and her husband Ben Seewald, 24, took their two-year-old son Henry to meet a doctor for ears, nose and throat at the Counting On episode on Tuesday
Point of attention: the mother of three explained that Henry & # 39; some speech delays & # 39; had been talking about his development
The three-year-old mother, who also has a four-year-old son Spurgeon and a five-month-old daughter, Ivy, said they wanted him evaluated and his audience checked what they should do next.
& # 39; We realize that each child develops at his own pace, but that he does not really catch on & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; He can't really talk and communicate what he wants. Often it's just growling and pointing and things like that. & # 39;
Jessa admitted that she was worried about Henry & # 39; s speech delays, but Ben tried to control her concerns.
Difficulties: Jessa said her youngest son could not really talk and communicate what he wants & # 39; like other children his age
Good news: after examining the boy, the doctor said it was probably a speech problem, because Henry was supposed to hear normally and had no developmental delay
"I mainly feel like a mother, it is easier for me to have a little stress, such as:" Oh no, he is delayed. What's wrong with him? ", She said. & # 39; And Ben is a bit more sober, like:" It'll be fine, we'll work it out. "
During a meeting with the doctor, Jessa explained that Henry had speech delays and was born with a & # 39; really bad tongue binding & # 39; – a strip of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue with the mouth – that had to be cut off.
After examining the little boy, the doctor told the couple that Henry did not seem to have any problems with his hearing.
Concerned: & I especially feel like a mother, it is easier for me to have a bit of stress, such as: "Oh no, he's delayed. What's wrong with him?", Jessa said in her testimony
Difference: Jessa said Henry was about 18 months old when they realized he wasn't communicating like his four-year-old brother Sturgeon at that age
& # 39; We know that between [age] two and three is a very important time in their speech development, & # 39; said the specialist. & # 39; So this is the time to probably really focus on getting that development going and really starting it.
The doctor advised that Jenna and Ben take Henry to a speech pathologist and & # 39; then go & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We were very happy to hear that Henry's hearing is not a problem, & # 39; said the mother in her testimony. & # 39; His hearing is perfect. In terms of development, he is not behind, he is on track with where he should be. It just seems to be a speech problem. & # 39;
Working: in May, Jessa shared a video of herself using Preschool Prep Company materials to help Henry with his reading and pronunciation
Growing family: Jenna and Ben are also the proud parents of a five-month-old daughter Ivy, whom they welcomed in May
It seems that Jessa and Ben have taken the doctor's advice and worked diligently to improve speech.
In May, she shared a video of herself using Preschool Prep Company materials to help Henry with his reading and pronunciation.
& # 39; See words and letters with the biennial, & # 39; she wrote with the clip. & # 39; This is not a sponsored post, but only wants to share for other Mama & # 39; s looking for educational video & # 39; s for their toddlers! Videos @ preschoolprepcompany are our favorites! & # 39;
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