SPEECH

A BIT AGO, I HAD A STUFFED NOSE, & SINCE I COULD BREATH LESS THROUGH IT,SO AIR WASN’T ESCAPING THROUGH MY NOSE, I WAS “TALKING” MORE. I OFTEN SPONTANIOUSLY SAY THINGS…I CAN’T DO AS WELL IF I TRY, BUT IT HAPPENS A LOT LATELY–MORE W/MY KIDS. (4 EX., I WENT IN MY DAUGHTER’S ROOM, & SHE TRIED 2 HIDE. MY CONSANANTS AREN’T GREAT, BUT I SAID “I SEE U,” & SHE FIGURED OUT WHAT I SAID, RIGHT AWAY! & LIKE A PARENT W/A TODDLER, MK OFTEN SEEMS 2 KNOW WHAT I SAY.) I ACTUALLY HAVE SAID 3-5 WORD SENTENCES, BUT THEY R SPONTANIOUS, SLURRED, & THE WORDS SHARE THE SAME BREATH, BUT ARE DISTINGUISHABLE….

ON 1/27, I ASKED FIA 2 CLEAN A ROOM…SHE WASN’T INTERESTED, BUT I SAID, “DO IT NOW!” ( NO LETTER “T”). THAT GOT HER ATTENTION! SHE ASKED IF I SAID “DO IT NOW,” & WHEN I CONFIRMED IT, SHE HAPPILY AGREED 2 CLEAN, BUT ONLY BECUZ I SPOKE! (I DON’T TRY TO SPEAK AS MUCH AS I SHOULD AT HOME, BECAUSEIT OFTEN INCLUDES AN UNFAVORABLE SOUND & FACE, AMIDST THE EFFORT, IF I PUT FORTH STRAIN, & EFFORT.) TTHIS INFLUENCED THE NEXT THINGl

1/28 WAS MY 1ST “SPEECH THERAPY CLASS.” SHE WAS GREAT& VERY ENCOURAGING, THOUGH I NEED 2 TELL MY FAV. THING: OUR FAMILY HAS A DISAGREEMENT HOW 2 SAY A WORD, & I BELIEVE THAT SINCE I GREW UP IN CHICAGO, IT WAS DUE 2 MY CHICAGOAN ACCENT.

ZACH LEARNED 2 TALK FROM ME, SO HE SAYS IT “MY WAY” (THE RT. WAY—J/K) FIA LEARNED FROM MK, SO SHE SAYS IT “HIS WAY.”

IN CLASS, SHE SAID A WORD/LETTER, & I REPEATED. THAT WORD WAS ON HER LIST, & AFTER SAYING IT, ADDED THAT THIS WAS MY CHANCE 2 LEARN IT RT.! LOL I SAID IT “MY WAY!” (P.S. THE WORD IS “CRAYON.”)

WHEN CLASS ENDED, I WAS ENCOURAGED 2 TALK, BECUZ SHE HAD HEARD HOW I SAY STUFF, & WILL RECOGNIZE MY WORDS. IT REALLY DOES APPEAR 2 HELP!

BTW, MY NEW FAVORITE WORD IS “WHATEVER!” I LOVE THAT WORD—SO LITTLE IS SAID, BUT IT CAN MEAN SO MUCH, IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS!

IN OTHER NEWS, MY CORE IS GETTING STRONGER. I WAS BASICALLY TOUCHING MY TOES, & LIFTED MY UPER BODY UP & STRAIGHT BACK! NO SIDE 2 SIDE OR ANYTHING! I WAS SOOOOO PROUD! & I DID IT AGAIN, L8R, 2 MAKE SURE IT WAS REAL, & NOT A FLUKE!

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