Speech Delays


We’ve been working with a speech therapist. It is a slow haul. I wish I could speed things up. She has been coming every other week but each week we have to start all over each time because Roo is so shy. The first 30 minutes is spent warming up and then we can get started but then it’s time to finish up. I got frustrated last week and asked her to come once a week in the beginning to help build a better rapport with Roo. She is open to it and needs to get approval. I’m hoping that it will get approved and helps.

Roo still has only a handful of spoken words at 23 months.

Mama
Dada
Blue – boo
Woof
Baa
Moo
Pa – for my dad but sounds like ba
Ma – for my mom
Yeah – for yes
No!!! – she’s got that down pat 🙂
Vroom
Wee – for cars/wheels
Wawa – for water
Ball – sounds like baa

She has more signs:
DownKangaroo
Cracker
Rabbit
Thank you
Please
Music
Different
Again
All Done
More
Food/Hungry – she uses the interchangeably
Wet
Car
Horn
Help
Fish
Bird
Duck
Milk
Hi/bye

She also has really good receptive cognition too, which is a relief.

We were recommended two books, which I really like:

The Big Book of Exclamations, which helps engage kiddos through storytelling

It Takes Two to Talk, which helps me as the parent to learn to slow down in my own speech to encourage her speech development – great for parents and caregivers (but is pricey – I borrowed it from the library before investing in it)

I’m hoping that she will start to speak more clearly soon! She’s definitely interested in “talking” more with babbling.

What books are you reading with your kiddos with speech delays or on your own to help them?

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