Wednesday, 10 March 2010

69/365

~ Long awaited Speech & Language Assessment for DS ~
Apparently, his speech is fine, it's the language that he's finding difficult. The speech therapist said that he is trying to say too long a sentence each time, and that we should talk to him in much shorter sentences as well.
There'll be more posts to come on this subject in the months ahead, I'm sure.


7 comments:

Liz said...

You know that family saying.......Lazy Arse Lad!!! He'll get there eventualy. How would he like a trip to Scotland at Easter?

Rhona said...

Glad you've had your appointment - I think Liz is probably right, he'll catch up in his own time!

Amy said...

Good luck with the speech therapist - I'm sure he will be fine :-) I still have trouble with talking in long sentences ;-)

Ladkyis said...

You translate the "trying to say too long sentences" as 'his brain is working faster than his mouth can cope, he has so much to say but his mouth is too young to say it yet' This is a GOOD thing. He obviously has a good vocabulary and knows how to use it he just can't keep up with himself yet.
That's marvellous!

humel said...

Glad you got the appointment and reassurance :-) The Girl had a referral because her speech was delayed - oh boy, I can just barely remember those days!! She never shuts up now! Good that you got some advice and something positive to do to help him x

Martha said...

Best Wishes and please keep us posted re.your darling son!

Robyn said...

This sounds like good news to me! Will he receive services?

This stuff is so hard. I spend a lot of time worrying about my kids and their development. And for good reason, I think. But I spend all this time worrying, and when we finally started getting answers for Andrew it was so much easier. It's like I worry that something is "wrong" and then when I find out that something IS "wrong" and we start to address it, it's not as bad.

Anyway, I'm sure your cutie is in a much different place than Andrew is, but be brave, my friend. Good stuff will unfold. I'm always right about these things. ;)