Tuesday, June 15, 2010
my little guy is a wee bit behind in his speech.
not in his ability to communicate or play or comprehend...just making words seems to be a little tricky for him.
the likely culprit is his ears. and some fluid that was playing hard-to-get-rid-of over the winter.
over and over and over again.
it did clear this spring, but left alex with a bit of a challenge.
come to think of it, most of the words he has now are the same words he had when the ear infections started.
and when he was not playing with the other kids, but standing off to the side of the playground? and when he would choose the cars over kids and not interact at his beloved sitter's home?
likely because he could not hear them. that makes me sad.
we probably did not notice sooner because we are just so damn loud in our house...he could hear US just fine...
so, we go back to the doctor to check his ears on thursday, maybe the ENT after that and to a hearing test as soon as i make the appointment.
then a little therapy ( for me perhaps;)?) with my wonderful friend laura who is guiding us through this. and as luck would have it, a fine speech - language pathologist who found some time for us on very short notice. and who has made us feel very positive about everything. thank you:).
what next, little man?
Posted by angela auclair