My blog is totally my happy place, where I want to remember all the amazing things that we did with the kids. I also want to capture all the things that are happening in the kids' life and because of that I can't ignore Jbird's speech delay.
Last August when we took him to his 2-year appointment, his Dr was concerned that he wasn't saying much. I personally wasn't worried about it because he was barely 2 and had an older brother that deciphered everything for him. Also, if you knew my hubby in real life you would know that he is a man of few words and I was just sure that Jbird was just like his father.
Like father like son, these two are totally two peas in a pod
Jbird is such an expressive kid I tell you
I can hear you mommy, what up?
We followed up with additional more in depth tests to analyze more than just his speech. It was determined that Jbird performed at the following age level in these areas:
Expressive language - 18 months
Receptive language - 16 months
Gross motor - 20 months
Fine motor - 20 months
Cognitive - 21 months
Personal social - 13 months (I told you he was a baby)
Adaptive - 29 months
Based on these results, it was determined that Jbird would benefit from early intervention and starting in a few weeks, a speech therapist will be coming to our house once a week to work with Jbird for an hour. they are also going to give us pointers on what we can do to help and encourage him.
Jbird is always surrounded by his brothers :)
"I stink ewwww" or "I pooped" clearly someone is ready for potty training :).
"mommy, mommy, baby Nathan" he knows his brother's name :)
Jbird is a happy and sweet kid. We just need to encourage him to use his words. I know one day I will complain about how much he talks non stop, I can't wait to get there. Until then, we are going to create an environment that foster and encourage Jbird to communicate with us using more words.