Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year

I wanted to talk about a reading book that has helped us very much. As Caleb was learning to read he was learning to talk. Caleb had problems with sh, ch, etc. Certain blends were impossible for Caleb. Sh and Ch were painful for him to learn. Even now if he gets tired it comes out wrong. I bought hooked on phonics K and first grade. It comes with a cd that you play along with a workbook. It goes over these sounds. The cd will say sh and the sound several times. Then It has a few pages of words that go with the sound. For example "Sh" has a few pages with words like ship. dish, wish, etc.... We went over sh for several months. I don't think I could have made it without the Hooked on phonics cd. We would listen to it in the car. Wonderful product. It helps with reading. But for me it helped us with speech. This is a great product to use at home with your kids as well as homework from your speech therapist.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

An epedemic

There seems to be an epedemic of speech delay all across America. I know of two other boys at church that also have speech delay. Maybe I am paying more attention. But it seems like there are more and more children with speech delays. When Caleb was born it never occured to me that he would have such a hard time learning how to talk. It is so sad that all the professionals know how to do is place a label on our children. I have put Caleb on a natural supplement called Seanol. It is good for many things. It seems to help him with concentration and memory. We have seen a differnce with his school work. Seanol is something that everyone should research and see if its something that might help you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

speech therapy products I recommend


Merry Christmas

I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This has been one of those years. We lost my Grandpa last Febuary. We had our 11 month old cocker spaniel put to sleep. We have had a lot of family stress. But the amazing thing is that thru all this God has been with us. I love Christmas. Not because of presents. I love Christmas because of the gift God gave us many years ago. I am so thankful that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I am glad that I am a sinner saved by grace.