Speech and Hearing Tests

This morning was the day of Nick’s hearing test. After he failed the test they did at his speech assessment a couple months ago I was really nervous bringing him in today. Especially after he had a rough night last night.
The test today was a three part test. I am pleased to announced that Nick passed all three parts.
This means that his speech delay, is just that. A delay. He will catch up. In his own time. In the meantime he is going to be receiving some speech therapy and we are also going to do some stuff at home to help him out.
One of the things I have been doing with him over the last couple weeks (and it actually seems to be helping him) is watching our Baby Babble DVD.

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I only have the first DVD right now, but I want to get the other two in the series. It was designed by a speech pathologist and has some great tips for parents as well as activities and signs for little ones to do. The DVD is bright, fun and simple and engages all 3 of the kids. All three of them mimic the sound and words they hear and Nick had started making more sounds since watching it.
I am so relieved that there is nothing wrong with Nick’s ears. Before long my little man is going to be talking up a storm!

Love, hugs and more to come later
Lynn

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6 thoughts on “Speech and Hearing Tests

  1. glad you had him tested and happy for the outcome. sometimes kids just start later than others. and then you cannot get them to be quiet after that ) good idea about the dvd. exposure to language and sounds are the greatest thing you can do to encourage and support speech development. ) beth

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