Speech Therapy means another therapy to add to the appointments and stuff that Nick is doing. But this is good, and it's not so much about Nickolas, right now it's mom and dad classes and a play group where we get to practice!
We had our speech assessment the beginning of the month, Nick remained completely silent through the whole thing! But he is starting to chatter a little bit. Just no actual words yet. But I think that mama and dada are going to come soon. He is making those sounds when he is really angry and babbling in his crib at night.
I asked, but it doesn't count.
I even caught Katheryn trying to get Nick to talk. I could hear her yelling in the van the other day. When I opened up the door she is saying to Nick - "Say Daddy, Say DADDY! DADDY" He of course just smiled and laughed at her.
Dadda is his favorite sounding word to say. In the middle of the night when he wakes up and is very upset that he is awake it is dadadadada that he's saying in his VERY unhappy voice! But I don't actually think he is calling us - yet.
I made sure to ask for a copy of his assessment when we left - something that I have to keep reminding myself! (So that I have records for everything, instead of them being all over the place).
I received it this year.
Pretty much what we expected.
I really, really hate hearing that he is delayed in everything. But like mobility, language is pretty obvious and it's obvious that by 15 months (wow - are we there already!) he should have a word or 2.
So bad news is that he is severely delayed in his expressive language (using language) - well duh! He has no words. But in reading the report it said that he is showing some 'scattered communication skills' in the 12-15 month range. So that is good.
A plan is good. Lets us feel like we are doing something.
I got a picture book for Nick to look through - full of HIM! He seems to be enjoying it!
This is just the first of what is Nick doing posts - more to come - I promise!