Filled with anecdotes and real-life stories of late-talking children, this book is helpful to parents faced with this situation. Also lots of good suggestions for working with professionals and school systems.
The painful and baffling mystery as to why some obviously bright children do not begin talking until long after the "normal" time is explored in this book through personal experience and the findings of scienific research. The author's own experiences as the father of such a child led to the formation of a group of more than fifty sets of parents of similar children. The anguish and frustration of these parents as they try to cope with children who do not talk and institutions that do not understand them is remarkable and moving human story. Fortunately, some of these children turn out to have not only normal intelligence but even outstanding abilities, especially in highly analytical fields such as mathematics and computers. These fascination stories of late-talking children and the remarkable families from which they come are followed by exploration of scientific research that throw light on unusual development patterns.
This book was very helpful in understanding my mechanically gifted but non-talking son. The stories he tells are fascinating and a good warning of what talents my be developing while the child is not talking. I do recommend this book to parents whose boys are not talking as soon as others. And yes, my son eventually started talking and has turned out to be great at math and science and love music.