Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Memory Rewind - October 20, 2005 - Speech My Ass

Here is your chance to use some of those older photos you have on your computer that you may have forgotten about. Post a photo and write a story about it.

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Here is a post I called Speech My Ass from 5 years ago today. Look how little he was! He was just so happy to sit and doodle on his Magna Doodle.  Oh sometimes, I miss the calmness of these days.

As I sit here typing up the words my little man (29 month old son) says for his speech therapist I am wondering if this is not a total waste of time. She started working with him on Monday and will be here again tomorrow. This all started because some folks that I used to hang with told me that he needed to be evaluated (not in the nicest way) to see if he qualified for Child Services due to his lack of responding to THEM. Whatever! Initially I was pissed then I figured if the services were free I would have him evaluated and take it from there. He was evaluated and qualifies for Special Instruction and Speech. I personally think they have to have a certain amount of children enrolled in order to keep the program going since it is state funded but that's just me.

He says; cheese, mama, baby, car, ball, book, arm, eye, hi, bye, Elmo, Wiggles, meow, up, ok, move, come, see, cookie, apple, eat, sissy, purple Gween (green), Bwoo (blue), Yelwow (yellow), baf (bath), milk (ilk), remote (moe), yogurt (burp-burp), balloon (bwoon), pumpkin (pumpky), outside (owside) and orange (owange), he also says: I'm ok, come on, I want ____, Let's go, I went pee-pee, I'm going to Mama, and I went pfff. I don't know and I am not an expert but I don't think this is bad. They also want him to work with scissors and use a fork and spoon. I find a lot of things they say really annoying but I am willing to go along with it as long as he benefits and I see results. The speech therapist/and the Special Instructor are going to hate me because I challenge them often. Like the speech therapist wants me to call a banana a nana. J calls it a balalala. I have been calling it a banana for 2 years and feel that changing it to nana is counter productive and I can't even try to get myself to say nana because it is silly. If he was to call it nana on his own I would have no problem with that, but to teach him nana seems like a regression to me and confusing for him. How could I change the name of it after calling it a banana for 2 years. Give me a break! She also taught him to hit his chest and say "me" when he wants something. I have no problem with that but she wanted me to have him say "me eat" when he wants to eat., can't do it. What is his name Tarzan?! I told her that it was improper English (which I knew she knows) and I refuse to teach him incorrectly. It just makes more sense to do it right from the beginning. I guess time will tell.


  1. I love this post and I feel for you. As you know I went through some of the same things with my little man. I feel that a certain amount of assistance can help a child but the parent has to monitor it. Only you know what your child needs. I totally agree with the tarzan thing, that is ridiculous!!! And if he would have started off calling a banana a nana then they probably would have had something to say about that too. I think a lot of times these people in the positions that they are in take things to far and dissect a child and/or his disability too much. I say let the kid be a kid and always listen to the mother.
    You're doing a great job and you're a very involved caring mom!!

  2. Angels, It was a long time ago and things have definitely changed. That is what is so great about having a blog. You can go back and read about moments from the past that you may remember but not remember all the details. It made me sad to read this. He is such a big boy now. We are so proud of him. He has come so far. Thanks for the sweet comment.

  3. So glad this is past and now handsome knows banana! He sure looks super cute in his superman outfit!!


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