I get so frustrated when I can’t understand what he is saying.
I ask him to repeat it, again and again, and can’t figure it out. I get frustrated and so does he until I finally reply with a yes or a no and hope I just answered correctly to what he was saying or asking.
We’ve been through this song and dance since he was 18 months old and have just not been able to understand the works and sounds coming out of his mouth. Something just wasn’t right, and we started the search to help him.
We reached out to our primary care physician and state agencies for help in the first few years of life.
We soon realized, we needed to be our child’s advocate and voice, since we couldn’t understand his.
When we started speech therapy at preschool, it helped. He was working once a week with the speech therapist at school, but he needed more.
The children’s hospital had a 6-month waitlist for speech therapy evaluations before he could begin therapy, and that did not sit well with me. He needed help now!
I called almost every day asking what I could do until I talked to the right person (or wore them down by now). We could use his latest IEP (Individual Education Plan)and fast-track the evaluation and he could be seen sooner.
This was a GAME CHANGER for our little guy’s speech. Miss Marsha entered our life and he has been full steam ahead ever since. We visit her weekly for a 45-minute session, and it has been amazing to see his growth.
We can understand most of what he is saying now and if we can’t we have him slow down and practice the skills she has taught us.
His little voice is so cute and he is mastering the skills and the sounds that he is learning and now he won’t stop talking!
I guess that is just what we wanted, now he has his own voice!