Its been a while since Boy first attended speech therapy. Each week we are given a series of sheets of words to work through based on a particular programme. Sometimes we try to do games with him to get him to say the words, these vary from simple version of Snap through to Guess Who type games. We have had ups and downs and it has been somewhat challenging. Some days I have been literally reduced to tears of frustration, as he simply wont even try to do the words. Other days I feel so proud as it comes very easily.
The other week the speech therapist did a test with Boy. It was with the aim of seeing how far he has progressed and which areas we need to work on. I was really surprised to see that even with my poor efforts, he has actually made a sixty percent improvement compared to where he was. Sixty percent. Sixty percent. I am rather proud of this. I think the speech therapy has also helped him with some of the nursery school work as he can recognise many words and sounds which his peers cant.
This week was momentous, three different parents of his contemporaries told me that they didn’t even know he had a speech issue. I was so surprised. I think that I am so used to his pronunciation that I hadn’t even noticed. I am hoping that we can keep up the good work and that he will keep progressing well though the entire programme. I’m impressed at how something so simple as repeating a few of the same words can actually make such a difference.
I feel positive.