Just as I suspected now that Colby is here, Blake is starting to talk more. And, just as I suspected he is speaking in phrases not just words. I knew my guy had it in him, but why talk if I don't have to?
That is the good part, the hard part is 45% of the time I am still guessing at what he is saying. Blake is tongue tied, which interferes with his ability to speak clearly. Plus for some reason he talks with his mouth pretty much closed, which is strange to me!
I love hearing him mumble thank you and you're welcome, or I did it, or here it is. But, you really have to pay attention to hear what he is saying. And, I know that if I have a hard time others will have an even harder time. Richard is getting better at hearing/understanding some of Blake's words and phrases, but I know that people who do not spend a lot of time with him will have no clue what he is saying.
The challenge with this... Blake gets upset and frustrated when you don't understand him. He is good about trying to show you what he wants, and will keep saying things over and over, but trust me he is one frustrated little boy at times.
I plan on contacting the speech pathologist from my old school to see what he suggests. At what point should I insist he be tested for speech? At what point do I start to worry? At what point should he out grow some of these issues?
I just want my little guy to be able to communicate so he isn't so upset. I don't want him going around feeling like no one understands him. I just want to be able to help