Thursday, January 14, 2016

Speech and Reading

Gavyn is very smart but struggles with speech. Sadly people tend to think speech means intelligence. Gavyn has speech apraxia. We work with a speech therapist every week, and he has speech therapy at his preschool.
We finally discovered that Gavyn is very very motivated to at least try sounds by pressing the "easy" button.

You can see in this first video he is working on putting his hands on his mouth to help cue him to make his sounds.

 In this video Gavyn shows off his reading skills.

When Gavyn does not feel pressured to say a word he is more willing to try to say them. We still have a long way to go with his speech but it is videos like this that let us know that while he can not say all the things he is learning, he is certainly learning!