An update on our speech delay journey & what hurdles we’re currently facing

It’s been a while since I last shared an update about Annabelle’s speech delay journey. My previous speech delay update was back in February of this year, but I guess frequent updates aren’t really necessary and that’s mainly down to speech delays not being a ‘conquered-in-a-day-process’. So far? It’s been years, with no help from S.A.L.T – and those years have been filled with tantrums, frustrations and upsets {and those have just been from me!}.  We’ve shared posts here on the blog previously, right from the beginning with Annabelle’s tongue tie diagnosis, just before her third birthday. But where are…

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4 activities to help stretch a tongue tie in toddlers

Firstly, I am not a teacher nor am I a trained speech therapist. However, I am a Mother with a speech-delayed daughter and we faced brick wall after brick wall with regards to getting any help – so I took it upon myself to look into ways that I could help her and see if we could defeat this tongue tie followed by her speech delay together.  I’d just like to point out that rectifying my daughter’s tongue tie did not automatically give her the gift of speech. That challenge would come next.  I made an appointment with our local…

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An update on our speech delay journey

Ever since I shared my last post about our speech delay journey things have changed so much. Annabelle has turned corners, hurdled fences and come along so much during the last few months and it is crazy the difference in her ability to communicate with us. In fact, it’s wonderful. Looking back to January of this year, 2016, I never thought we would be where we are at today. I seriously thought she would begin her pre-school journey and still struggle with her words. I thought she wouldn’t be able to tell us how she felt or anything and that…

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Speech and Language therapy – Our experience

A few weeks ago we saw Annabelle visit her first S.A.L.T {Speech and Language therapy} class. Before going, admittedly, I was assuming the worst {you knoooow, they’d be all judgy and opinionated or whatever}, but within moments of being there, I knew I’d be worrying over nothing.  The Speech & language therapist that was assigned Annabelles case was absolutely lovely. Annabelle took to her straight away and it was really nice watching my daughter being comfortable around someone she had only met moments ago. Introductions were made and before we knew it we were all down on the floor having…

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Going private & starting speech therapy

I wrote a post a week or so ago called, My toddler has a tongue tie, but a few weeks after writing that we finally got the letter through the door, you know the little brown medical envelope – which got me so excited to open it up and see when my youngest girl would have an NHS appointment to have her tongue tie looked at by a consultant. However, the brown envelope did not contain the excitement as I’d hoped but instead it informed me that the consultant had discharged my daughters case and gave it straight over to…

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My Toddler has a tongue tie

Tongue tie: noun.  1. A Malformation which restricts the movement of the tongue and causes a speech impediment. In the middle of December 2015, Annabelle, who was one month shy of turning three finally got her 2yr assessment from her Health Visitor. I’ll be honest, I never thought she was going to get one but when I got the appointment {I’ll just mention that I also chased them up about her appointment several times throughout the year in case anyone wonders} I was both relieved and nervous. I was nervous, because, if my history of Health visitors was anything to…

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