PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Update: "Good to Go!"
Just a quick update on Schaeffer's speech evaluation today. It went very well! The speech-language pathologist, her name is Dee who also worked with Lily on speech, said Schaeffer is on the verge of some great vocalizations. Right now he is in the beginnings of babbling (she heard ma, ba, ga and possibly na). She isn't expecting any distinct words right now like mama or dada. Just making those consonant sounds are all good for 11 mos. He used different inflection and variations in pitch and he was able to make some gestures to get his needs met. Those are all in line with his age right now. She said Dr. Feld was probably concerned about some repetitive sounds that she had heard during the first 5 or 10 minutes of the appointment, which was only one repetitive sound that he made in his throat. But once he started playing and exploring, his vocalizations really picked up. She said he may just need to get warmed up first, but he is "good to go." Big sigh of relief...ahhhhh. No more worries and thankfully not another kid going to therapy.