Thursday, July 23, 2009

speech derapy

I've mentioned this before, but Blake doesn't pronounce the "th" sound correctly. If it's at the beginning of a word, it's either an "f" or a "d" sound.

Examples: over dere, free, firty, dat

Rob and I have been working with him on a few specific words so that he's aware of the correct pronunciation and aware of how to make his mouth form the words. Ounce of prevention (watch my mouth) is worth a pound of cure (speech therapy just doesn't sound fun). He's been catching himself and correcting himself, especially when counting:

B: One,two... THa-ree, four, five... (and on) twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-free... twenty-THa-ree, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, firty-one, firty-two, ONE HUNDRED. One hundred and firty-two DOLLARS.

I think he's going to be an accountant.


jenty said...

at least he's not overusing the "th." see "Go Carolina," by David Sedaris.

rebecca said...

Lizabeth doesn't say her "l"--instead substitutes with a "w". Our neighbor, who is her same age is continually trying to teach her..."OK, bite you tongue and say /l/..." Last week, they were playing and Lizabeth was saying, "There's a Wion chasing us!" and her neighbor friend just looked at her, befuddled, "What is a Wion?" So literal

Gailzee said...

You know how much I've missed you and your BLOG! Tons! I am so sorry to hear about the ATV's what a bummer...but you've got the right perspective...eternally changed...I imagine! Happy Anniversary to everyone!

Catherine said...

Tjabe does the same thing! Sometime's he's afraid of funder and he is always firsty after playing outside.