I think I may post my speech updates on Sunday... well this week anyway since I haven't made a scrapbook page (o:
Blake's Speech Therapist (ST) was impressed with his progress with signing. She was glad to see that we have begun more signs with him and that he is having little confusion with them. He is still not doing them completely independently yet, but that will come I know. The other thing she was please to see was that he is trying to say the word along with the sign which is the goal.
This week's homework for us is for us to enunciate one sound/syllable with each signed word. ST suggests that with "more" we focus on the /m/ sound, "please" /ee/ sound, bye /b/.
This week we are adding the signs for "milk", "water", "drink", "eat" as well as continuing the signs we began last week.
For the most part Blake is able to reproduce the sign and say something along with it. He struggles with "help", but has created a sign of his own that is similar to the ASL sign. We will still use the ASL sign to him so knowing him he'll figure it out eventually.