Speech Therapy

Tips and Tricks from Speech Therapy

“The greatest decision I made”

Enrolling our son Jackson in our local speech therapy program was the greatest decision I made in getting him to speak. Over the first couple months of enrollment we had multiple one-on-one sessions with Jackson’s speech and language pathologist (SLP) in our home. In those sessions she was able to evaluate Jackson’s speech (or lack there of) and give me (the mom) the right tools to teach Jackson to speak myself. We then went on to do speech therapy in a classroom setting for a couple more months.
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Speech Therapy

Teaching Jackson to Speak

What we did wrong and what we learned about teaching our son to speak

“He’ll get it eventually”,  If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phrase, I’d be rich. But all joking aside, by the time Jackson was 18 months old, he only had two words: “Mama” and “Dada”. By two years of age Jackson was showing he could understand a great deal, but his vocabulary hadn’t grown. He just wasn’t getting it and I was getting frustrated!

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