Saturday, February 12, 2011


Haven't had a ton of time to update as we stay so busy during the school year. We have already had 3 "snow" days although none of the snow came here, bummer! Aidan has been doing really well, language is growing all the time. He is starting to use different parts of language more frequently, such as "I want "it", I want "some" and other similar phrases. He is also using where and what a lot more however we haven't see who, when, nor why yet. I am thinking I may need to devise some type of game to work on these, thinking guess who make be good for "who". We are starting to work on articulation in therapy more and at home. He still has a lot of trouble getting beginning consonant sounds on most words. His "dog" sounds like "ahhh", he had an end placement but it isn't a g. So we are trying to traget these words. He is fairly good at getting the correct medial sound, it is just the beginning and ending he has trouble with. He had a mapping a few weeks ago and they tweaked his high frequency sounds in hopes that will help him get those ending sounds. I think his oral motor issues still play a part in him forming many sounds. For the most part, he can NOT get the C, D, F, G, J, K, L, P(at times), R(at times), S, T, V, Z sounds in the frontal position.

We are working on "verb tense" and he seems to have the ING sounds down(runnin-without that final G sound) and are working on past tenses "I ran", but mainly concentrating on getting him getting the beginning/ending sounds down. He is still behind in his language but I don't stress it, he will catch up eventually. I do worry I don't spend enough time working with him on a daily basis--we just do our daily life and I try to sit down with him for 20-30 mins a day but that can be hard. Looking forward to summer when we aren't doing school, therapy, karate, baseball, and everything else. Should make it easier to get plenty of language targeting activities.
And here is a recent picture of Aidan, no longer a little baby.

1 comment:

tammy said...

Our Aiden is having some oral motor issues too. In the beginning he had no problem with the /p/, /b/ and others, but now they're omitted in the beginning and middle (apple is ahle, pop is more like tahp), but he usually does fine with them at the end. His high frequencies are on target, it's the lower ones we've been struggling with getting right on his maps. We're thinking he's also having motor planning problems, because words he says perfect in isolation, come out all jumbled when he puts it in a 2-3 word sentence.

I would love to share ideas. We're trying to get the wh answers/questions going too and verb tense. I need to post more what we're working on and where Aiden's at in his speech production.

Oh, and I totally get the fitting in therapy thing. Life is so busy with three kids! I finally got you added to my blog roll, so I can make sure I keep updated! Best of luck!