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perfection

We all know that we’re not supposed to compare our kids to others.  But, I think most of us would be lying if we said that we didn’t do this.  In the past few months, I have noticed that when I compare Macy’s speech to other kids her age that she seems to be behind.  I also noticed that when I look at the book “What to Expect During the Toddler Years“, she meets all of the milestones except for the ones relating to language.  With this in mind, we decided to look into her speech development a little more and today we had her evaluated by a speech therapist that works with Early Intervention.  This is a free program that assesses children ages 0-5 years in many developmental areas.  The outcome of the evaluation today- Macy tested at or above in all categories except language.  Her receptive language and articulation skills tested at an 18 month level.

I was actually happy that she tested this low, because that qualifies her for free services.  A speech therapist will come to our house once a week to work with her and give us some helpful hints on how to improve her language skills.  They will continue coming as long as we want them to, and when we are satisfied with her progress, we can choose to discontinue services.  I think that Blake was a little hesitant to begin this process, because it’s hard to admit that your child may have a problem or isn’t perfect.  But, when he considered that getting her the help she needs will help everyone in the family cut down on frustration related to communication problems, he was on board to having Macy evaluated.

Also, just for the record, I think that she is perfect in every way, speech problem or not 🙂

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Comments on: "perfection" (7)

  1. Kitty DeRiancho said:

    It’s good to know that Macy will be getting help with her speech…as a Mom with a child who had speech instruction, I can attest that it will help her in other many ways…sounding out words and learning her letters and sounds. Also, Avery will have Macy to model after for her speech.

  2. I have heard so many good things about the Early Intervention program. My friend Carol’s son has a speech therapist coming to the house once a week too and it is going really well. Good luck to Macy! She certainly is perfect just the way she is and this will give her just the little extra help she needs. Love you guys and hope to see you soon!

  3. Kitty DeRiancho said:

    P.S. I love this picture!!!

  4. A few moms I know did this and had wonderful results. I’m sure it will be the same for Macy and she will be chatting it up soon. Kudos to you for nipping this in the butt now!

  5. I’m in the same boat Rita! I need to have Keaton tested, he doesn’t really talk in sentences. Good luck with miss macy’s speech!

    • We had the same concerns about Macy (with not forming sentences). Actually, until recently she was only saying one word phrases. I have to say though, even after having the speech therapist here for one day, we have seen improvements. Good luck with Keaton!

  6. […] just five sessions with a speech therapist, Macy is talking SO much!  She went from not saying any 2 word phrases to telling stories with 6+ […]

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