Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday; Aaron "Reads"

Please see first comment for request...

12 comments:

Kristi said...

I posted this as a cute story, but also for a request of interpretations. Aaron had constant ear infections his first two years and we are quite convinced that he couldn't hear until he got tubes a year and a half ago. Since then, his speech has gotten better by the day. However, in the last week, I have been finding myself CONSTANTLY translating for him. He is over 3 and a half and should be more understandable. I think after he starts preschool in the fall, he will be able to have speech therapy through the public school.
So I put this out to you. Do you think you would have understood him without the words in the page? Otherwise, just enjoy the cuteness of the moment...and sorry about the Noah scolding right in the middle.

Chris said...

I definitely would understand what Aaron was saying! I noticed how well he was talking on Sunday...you should be proud at the progress he has made! Go Aaron!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I think he's improved so very much from where he was before the tubes - I understood him very well on Sunday and in the video too. I think it'll all equal out once he starts preschool, but if they're concerned at all, then speech therapy couldn't hurt. :)

That is a really cute video!

SandyCarlson said...

Very cool!

imadramamama said...

That is too cute!

Melissa said...

How cute! And I could understand him just fine. Gavin had constant ear infections until he was about 2 also. Like every six weeks another one. He didnt talk until he was almost 3 and I used to sit behind him and whisper his name to see if he responded because I thought he was deaf. He speaks great now. I wouldnt worry right now! Happy WW

Courtney said...

I wouldn't worry right now. He'll get better as he goes. He was a little difficult to understand, but I think it was mostly because he was trying to talk so fast.

Tammy said...

I understood him. I have a 3 1/2 year old and he talks similar to him.

Debbie Yost said...

I can understand him, but if you are concerned you might talk to your school district. In out district they will screen 3 year olds to see if speech is needed. I did that with Diva. Even though they said she was age appropriate, I was able to get her into the peer model program with our district. As the year progressed the speech therapist contacted me. Even though Diva was not getting services, she heard Diva in the classroom when she went in for other kids. She felt she could benefit from speech therapy and it might be better to get started right away than wait till kindergarten. She got an IEP and continued speech through kindergarten. She's been released from speech now and has made great improvement. Her problem was not because of hearing or ear infections. It can't hurt to check into it and it will put your mind at ease.

Nap Warden said...

Go Aaron...I think he sounds great!

Totallyscrappy said...

Great job!! I probably would have understood him, especially if I was looking at him. BUT... if you feel he has a problem ask for a referral from the preschool. The preschool/kindergarten I work at will work with the public school system to work out testing and referalls.
I took my son for a speech evaluation several months ago. She told me that she did see what I was concerned about, but that it wasn't really a concern unless it didn't clear up by the time he was 6. That was a bit of piece of mind for me.

shes-outta-here said...

Hi! I am actually a speech-language pathologist- one of your readers directed me here to listen. I pretty much understood everything your son said. It sounded like he is having difficulty with the following sounds: r, sh, l, voiced th, r-blends, l-blends. These sounds are all "later developing" sounds, which are still acceptable in three-year-old. If he doesn't get most of these sounds by first grade, he may be eligible for speech therapy in the schools.

I also thought he might have been dropping some final consonants of words (make/ma-e), but I am not positive- that would be less typical for this age.

I did notice some grammatical errors: Where the circus is? I'm be a clown. There the circus is. You may want to try modeling the correct grammatical structure and have him repeat it.

You can always talk to your child's doctor about this- they might be able to give you a referral to an Early Intervention team.

Generally, though, don't worry too much.