Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Maybe this, maybe that

Mini Me has speech delays. Have I told you that?

Mini Me is 3 1/2 years old. We have play dates with 2 year olds that speak clearer than my girl. At first we thought it was because Motor Mouth talks non-stop she doesn't have a chance to talk and learn how to do it properly. We thought maybe kids mature at different rates. Yeah, no.

I had my friend who is a speech therapist evaluate Mini Me. She does have speech delays. More than likely from when she was a baby and had fluid on her ears. Which is crazy, because we got tubes put in her ears and her adenoids removed LONG before Motor Mouth did when he was a baby.

I read the report from the Tulsa Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) the other day. I had it faxed to me. It says Mini Me had some hearing loss. Which we knew, but assumed it was going to clear up after the tubes were put in. As is the way with tubes.

I've been doing speech therapy with Mini Me to get her talking properly.  Sometimes, I hold her hand to my mouth so she can 'feel' the sound. It's something I learned from my aunt when she was teaching my cousin who is deaf.

Now, I have a hearing test scheduled for Mini Me next week. I need to know either way if it is a hearing issue or just a speech issue. Or if I have a wee touch of Munchausen by Proxy.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Good for you for being proactive on this. She is a fortunate little girl to have parents who recognize when she needs a little extra help and then make the necessary steps to she gets it.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I can't imagine it's the last - you just don't strike me as a Munchausen type. I hope that all goes well for Mini Me and that this isn't anything that's going to hold her back in any way.