Wednesday, March 17, 2010
At two years old, Evie’s receptive (understood) language is above average. However, her verbal communication is delayed.
Her speech therapist assured me that there is nothing wrong with her that isnt entirely my fault.
Basically we were told that we’ve made her environment too easy for her and she hasn’t had to try. I mean think about it. With four older siblings anticipating her every need, why bother talking?
We’ve been working hard getting her to attempt sounds. She’s very capible of getting whatever she wants. Now we just have to get her to ask for it!
Working with her precious therapist “Miss Sarah”
I love seeing what words are important enough that she’s willing to attempt.
“Mama” – because, of course, that is EVERY child first word (and I wouldnt admit if “Dada” were hers:-)
“Bow” – I think its adorable that she asks for her accessories. Such a girl!
“quack” – she loves to watch the ducks on our lake
“All done” – as she shoves a plate of spaghetti on the floor
We’re coming around.
But, imagine my elation at what played out this afternoon!
I was pulling out the SAMS sized bag of Nestlee simi sweet morsels from their hiding place above the refrigerator (shhhh…dont tell my kids where they live) and to my delight, Evie (who is also sworn to secrecy) exclaimed;
Clearly she is her mother’s daughter. Of COURSE this word ranked on her list of vocab necessities!