We have been concerned for a while about Ace’s lack of speech. He can talk…it’s not like he can’t talk…he just chooses not to most of the time.
Most parents tell us to count our blessings that he is so quiet, but they don’t see how frustrated he gets because he can not communicate his wants and needs.
So, we took him to a speech therapy evaluation, and they told us pretty much what we thought they would say. He is very smart, understands and can follow instructions, but has the speaking skills of an 18-24 month old…and he is 3 1/2.
While we were expecting these results, it is still hard to accept that your son, who is perfect in your eyes, is not quite perfect.
Ace will be going to speech therapy once a week for a while. They told us it will probably take at least 6 months to get him up to speed. Way faster than I expected…
He is so far behind in his speech skills that it is officially considered a learning disability, and so he qualifies to go to pre-school a year early…part of the “No Child Left Behind Act”.
So, wish us luck!
And to offset all of the bad news I figured I should give you all some good news…we are expecting again! 😉
We are at about 18-19 weeks…almost half way there! Ace we be a big brother in a few more months!