Our Princess has been in Speech Therapy since 9 months old.  I know, I know, most of you are thinking, 9 months old!?  Trust me, “I” didn’t even know they could start that early.

At one of her well baby checkups, the Doctor became concerned that she wasn’t making appropriate baby noises.  She was evaluated and found to be delayed so they started Speech Therapy.   Despite ST on a weekly basis, she barely had any sounds and certainly did not speak.  Her first word finally came at 18 months.  At 22 months, she had a mere 26 words.  While we were very excited about that number, the Therapist told us she should have 150-300 words by age 2.  That number seemed unreachable in such a short time frame, but we pressed on.

I am happy to announce her word count is now around 100!!  Still not where it needs to be, but she’s made HUGE progress in just two months.  Every day she says something new.  This weekend she said her first sentence….”Daddy go bye”  (she didn’t quite have bye-bye down, but has since mastered that word too!) 

We are thrilled.  Words cannot express the feeling we have about her progress.  For a while there, I thought she might never talk.  Now, I think we’ll never get her to be quiet.…and that’s okay with us. J

3 messages:

  1. Dream Mommy said...

    congrats on the progess. We're still trying to get Smiley started on speech therapy. He's not saying a lot, but also need help with feeding issues.  

  2. And Wake Me With the Morning Light said...

    Hi! I saw that you blogmarked my blog so I came to check yours out, and its great! I added it to my Blogroll! Congratulations on your daughter doing so well with her speech. I've worked with kids a lot, including my npehew and niece and little cousins, etc. One thing I've noticed is that kids who are slow to learn to talk are very visually alert. My nephew is like that... it took him forever to learn to talk and he still mixes up lots of words and forgets things and has trouble following directions, but he has a keen eye for detail! He loves arts and crafts, is great at video games, is very precise, and if you ever can't find something, he'll spot it for you in an instant! Have you noticed anything like that with your daughter?
    - Angel
    (http://www.blogcharm.com/4kids)  

  3. And Wake Me With the Morning Light said...

    Hi! I saw that you blogmarked my blog so I came to check yours out, and its great! I added it to my Blogroll! Congratulations on your daughter doing so well with her speech. I've worked with kids a lot, including my npehew and niece and little cousins, etc. One thing I've noticed is that kids who are slow to learn to talk are very visually alert. My nephew is like that... it took him forever to learn to talk and he still mixes up lots of words and forgets things and has trouble following directions, but he has a keen eye for detail! He loves arts and crafts, is great at video games, is very precise, and if you ever can't find something, he'll spot it for you in an instant! Have you noticed anything like that with your daughter?
    - Angel
    (From "For Kids' Sake blog, http://www.blogcharm.com/4kids... I don't know why this thing says I'm "AND WAKE ME WITH THE MORNING LIGHT!"  


 

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