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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blog it Out

Grady will be turning 2 on January 24, 2009.  He is still not talking to the capacity that he "should" be.  He probably says about 20-30 and not consistently.  It's rare.  Other times he'll say a random word that we've never heard before, like "boy" or "purple" or "star".  I took him to his second Early Intervention intake today.  His first was at 18mo.  They said then, that technically he was up to par but if he's not up to 50 words by the age of 2 to come back.  Today his intake revealed he was delayed enough to schedule the actual assessment.  It's an awful feeling to know that your child isn't talking.  There could be so many reasons behind it.  Perhaps I'm not teaching him well enough, perhaps he has a hearing disorder, maybe he just doesn't want to, maybe there's something wrong with his tongue, this list goes on and on.  In the mean time, as a parent, I feel like a slight failure.  He's healthy, sure, I keep him fed, and clothed and sleeps when he needs to, I play with him, and he's loved to pieces, but he won't talk.  I know I shouldn't, but, I feel like I've failed.  I feel like it's my fault he's not talking.  I thought I would blog this out.

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