6 Responses to “Alessandra’s unique language (2 years old)”


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  1. Amy

    Very cute, but as an early child intervention specialist and Speech Pathologist in the schools, it looks like you may want to start focusing more on her articulation skills. There are many sounds she should have by age 2 (including the w, h, p, b, and m), and she’s demonstrating many errors which may become habitualized and could significantly affect her ability to be understood. I hope you are providing good speech models for her to follow and helping her with these early sounds!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      Thank you for your comment. I honestly assumed that her pronunciation was normal developmentally, but now that I know it’s not I will work on her articulation. I speak very clearly, and she can make the W, H, P, B, and M sounds. However, while she says “mouth” perfectly, the word “milk” comes out as “bock”. She says “home” just fine, but “hand” comes out “haaa”. Aside from speaking clearly and having her repeat words slowly, is there anything else I should be doing?

  2. Hillary

    “I want to eat it with my mouth!”

    Now that’s a girl after my own heart.

  3. Tasha

    I second what Amy has said. When our daughter was 2 we thought her own “language” was super cute as well. It wasn’t until she turned 3 at the end of the year that we panicked about her speech both in pronunciation and comprehension. Our local school district’s early childhood education has evaluated her and she qualifies for free speech therapy. It might be worth looking into to see if your district offers something like this. I’m glad my daughter doesn’t go to K until fall 2017 so we have plenty of time to correct and help her with her speech.

    Everyone I talked with just assured me it was “second child syndrome” but i knew something wasn’t right and I’m glad we had her tested.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      She doesn’t turn 2 until next week, and she speaks a lot more than her same-aged friends so I assume part of it is that. She rushes and tries to keep up in conversations with older kids. I will keep an eye on it though and appreciate the comment. If she doesn’t correct a lot of these words by this fall (age 2.5) then I will have her evaluated. Thanks for the insight.

  4. Brittany

    My daughter is 3 1/2 and she would always say her “c’s” as “t’s”. I would kid around and correct her (letting her think I thought she was funny) and literally one day she started saying it right. I think right now, it is a cute thing!
    She seems adorable (as does your son)!
    Can’t wait to see the new addition!

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