Kevin had therapy today and I was so happy to hear Roz (his speech therapist) say that they have really hit it off and Kevin is willing to now work with her no matter what she is asking him to do. We are working on more phrases (as opposed to single words) to help us at home. Things like "help me" and "come here" and "I got it". I like that we are working together too to keep the same phrases active in his mind on his 'off therapy' days. We keep each other informed as to what we are working on and what is pretty much down pat.
With Kevin, most of the time it is just about repeating and repeating until he has it embedded in his mind. Sometimes though - he just can't get the syllables to work together. For example - you too. I can't get him to say those two little words together for anything. He can say 'you' and he can say 'too', just not one after the other.
And sometimes he needs inflection to be able to say something. Oddly enough - he can say "I got it", but only with a British accent (kinda like - by golly, I think I've got it). It's why he picks up on movie quotes so easily - it's all about the melodic note to the phrase.
No matter what though - he is really doing fantastic with his talking.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago