Old MacDonalds Farm…

Today we went on a family adventure to the farm. The great thing about going during term time is that it’s so quiet. This meant J was free to run like a looney and was stress free as there wasn’t the noise and crowds.  With a ‘baa, baa’ here… We used Makaton to name the…

Out and about…

Hi everyone,  J now has his next block of speech therapy appointments booked, his new pecs book is on the way and his referral to paediatrics has been put in. So, we’re in a sort of limbo at the moment waiting for the next step. Using Makaton in public:  Today we were at the shops….

Feel like I’m driving on a roundabout…

Today J had his first 1:1 speech therapy appointment. He loved the bag full of new and exciting toys.  First attempt at PECS… As you read in my previous blog J is beginning a symbol based system of communicating. Today we focused on stage 1 which is learning how to pass the symbol and what…

A photo speaks a thousand words…

Today myself and J’s Daddy went to PECS training at our local Child Development Centre.  What is PECS? It stands for Picture Exchange Communication System. This basically means using picture and symbols to communicate to others. The idea is that J will build up to having a set of photos with every day objects, food,…

How do I feel?

Since friends and family have found out about J being accepted for speech and language therapy support I have been asked “how do you feel about it?”. Am I upset? I am if I’m honest. No one dreams of Motherhood and thinks ‘I can’t wait for my child to not talk’ so yes, there’s part…

Are you a Facebooker?

I have set up a new page to share links, posts etc about speech and language disorders-specifically expressive language delay. I’m hoping that our experiences can help others or at least make someone think “I’m glad it’s not just me”. Please come join me: https://m.facebook.com/Mummyest2014/  Thanks 🙂

Mummy is a magic word.

One of the hardest things I experience as a Mother to a child with a speech delay is not hearing the ‘big words’. Whilst more and more of my friends babies/kids are saying ‘love you’ and ‘Daddy’ and the holy grail, ‘Mummy’, I feel my heart aching to hear any words.  But it’s not all…

The first step is assessment…

Thank you to everyone who read yesterday’s first blog. I guess I’m writing these as a way to get this all straight in my head. It’s actually more therapeutic than I imagined. Did I do something wrong? As soon as the letter for our appointment arrived I started to question everything. Were they going to…

Welcome to J’s journey

Hi, welcome to our first blog. Today, J had his first appointment with the speech and language therapist. He has expressive language delay. First, let me introduce J…J is our first child, and is now 21 months old. He is a big bundle of energy, and reason for my grey hairs. J was a much…