Well, I just got home from Blake's IEP meeting for speech at the local elementary school. The meeting was his annual review, but it was also to put him on consultation. What does this mean? It means that Blake will no longer be receiving speech services. It means that my little boys who was barely speaking last year, now is speaking so well that he doesn't need services anymore. It means he is on/above age level in his articulation skills. At this point he only has two goals to work on: clearly speaking multi-syllabic words in sentences and clearly speaking in longer and longer sentences. A lot of this has more to do with him thinking faster than he can talk than actual articulation issues.
His speech teacher will be in contact with me monthly to check in on his progress, but for the most part we do not see a need for him to receive speech services anymore. Can you believe it? Last year at this time, I was worries that he would be speaking clearly when he entered kindergarten, and he is being released a few weeks before he turns 4.
I'm so proud of his progress!