9.09.2010

"b" is for...

canon has a really hard time with saying his consonants. he will usually leave off the first consonant and start up where the first vowel sound is in a word which ends up sounding like -ink (drink), -es (yes), -ilk (milk...you get the picture. he does this to every word. he definitely favors vowel sounds! ( sidenote: when he's frustrated trying to tell us something, he just says the long "i" sound over and over) so about 3 weeks ago while driving to or from muskogee, i figured i'd focus on one consonant sound and drill it into his little head. we picked "b" and i picked 5 one-syallable words because a lot of times he won't even attempt 2-syallabes and if he does, it's not even remotely close. we praticed saying ball, ball, book, bus and boy over and over and over while over-enunciating the "b" sound. i've been wanting to a little more intense "training" more often. so this morning we drew out and colored each word then taped them on the wall where he could see the pictures. i guess we'll keep going over those until he can master the "b" sound and then move to a new letter and words!


and because aunt lala insisted a video be put up today of her best friend, here's a sneak peak at canon's speech so you can hear for yourself. i so look forward to the day he can communicate easily. he gets so frustrated with himself. ** please don't judge my drawings...i know...they're awful!!
in other news (still related to speech!), canon has an appointment with the scottish rite speech school tomorrow. i've never even heard about them, but i guess they're kind of similar to shriner's?? somehow my mom found out about them, and got the ball rolling for us. they called today and can see him tomorrow for a hearing test and evaluation then they will do therapy with him on a weekly basis...all for FREE! i'm so excited and thankful that we were able to get in. they sound really eager to help. i'll let you know how that goes :)

4 comments:

Lauren said...

haha how long did it take to draw those pictures??

Brad and Elizabeth said...

Canon is so cute in his big boy undies!!

In this wonderful life... said...

SO CUTE!

Caitlin Greer said...

You're such a good momma! I love seeing him talking and playing. He's so cute. Love those undies too :)