Monday, February 21, 2011

Speech Delay? Impediment?

My oldest son Brandon has a speech delay?
Or impediment?
Something of that nature.
I don't really know what to call it.

We first really noticed his speech problem shortly before he turned three.
It took us almost a year to get him started in a Speech therapy program because,
well the process is a lengthy one. 

So since he was three, he has had help.
His speech improved immensely.

Now he is in Kindergarten, and its over whelming for him
and its over whelming for me.

I worry all the time.
My husband, not so much.
He thinks Junior will grow out of it like he did.
(My husband had the same speech problem)

I guess I am just impatient.

I wish, I could just make it right for him.
Ill be honest.
There are nights I go into his room, and I kiss him on the head.
I ask God for just a little help.
I asks him to take from me, and give to him.
Something. Anything.

I'm scared of kids making fun of him.

It would just break my heart.
In fact I have friends who mimic his stutter to his face and mine.
I don't think they realize how much that  makes me angry.

This weekend, we worked extra hard on his wall words.
I don't know if it will pay off or not.
Hopefully it will.

I guess that is all I have in this.


my3lilhearts said...

I'm with you, my middle child has autsim, and she has meltdown. But people get that confused with being spoiled. I get many days where I just look at her and wish I can take it all away. I educated people all the time. That it's something she can't control and we can only talk her through you thoughts.

Goodnight moon said...

My 4th child is a boy, and he is almost 18mth old and ONLY says "momma" and "dadda" on RARE occassion. We had him evulated too, and he is also delayed. I know there isn't anything I can do about it right now because he is still too young, but it does worry me that he is already delayed.

We just all want the best for our children. As long as they are getting all our love, that is all that matters, right?

I'm following you back. Thanks for coming to find me!

Michelle said...

Our love for them is all that matters. I wish though, that people would be more understanding, and that I could protect him forever.

Brandon Juniors speech is more expressive. He understands everything we tell him, and he can express himself pretty well, but he stutters, and sometimes gets his words backwards.
When he was three he had a real hard time expressing himself, but speech therapy has helped him so much. Until he starts stuttering its almost unnoticeable.
But ive notice too, people getting impatient with him when he starts.

Thank you for following me back.


Jessa said...

Following from Military Monday.

Forever Neighbor said...

Thank you for linking up to the Military Blog Hop! I am your newest follower :)

My 6yo son stutters and when he was 3yo we had him evaluated. He is doing fine now and even corrects himself. He knows to slow down when he talks, and he gets so excited when he realizes a word that gave him trouble is easier to say now.
It is hard, but your son will get through.

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