Monday, March 18, 2013

A language all his own

Isaac doesn't speak English. Some might say he's a little Dutchy. I just hope Miss Susan can work with him...Jacob made such improvements with her before he turned 3. Let me back up. A couple weeks ago, I talked to Jacob's speech teacher (Miss Amy) because Isaac has been getting pretty frustrated with not being understood. I was going to wait until he was 2.5 and see if things just clicked for him. He's not really far behind, but enough that I'm a little concerned given what we've experienced with Jacob. Now, Isaac isn't nearly as bad as Jacob was. But since he is getting really frustrated at times with us not understanding him, I asked Miss Amy what she thought. She recommended calling Sunflower (which is the place that did Jacob's speech before he turned 3). Early intervention is always best and with his frustration, there's no reason to wait any longer. They came and it was Miss Susan!! She was so excited to see Jacob again (even though he didn't remember her). Isaac is right on the edge. He technically qualifies for services, but he could just get it on his own soon. Again, since he's frustrated with not being understood I decided to go ahead and start speech therapy. I'm still waiting to heat back from them on when he'll start.
So to give you an idea of what his language sounds like, here are a few examples...
Bust = toast
Nuh = Anna
Buh = Bubba (Jacob)
Paw = potty
Puh = poopy
Pa = Papa and Grandpa
Ma = Mama and Grandma
Bee = Binga

There are others but that's all I can think of right now. He absolutely loves Toy Story and he says Buzz very plainly! Most of the time I can figure out what he's saying by either his gestures or by having him show me. When I can't figure it out, boy howdy does he get fired up!!!

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