I Swore I was Right

Mamas…
Have you ever felt you knew you were 100% right in your thinking?  Like you were so confident that you just didn’t even consider, “What if I’m wrong?”
Well… I’m here to admit…
I was wrong and I feel pretty ding, dang, dong terrible. #icancry
Let me explain.
But first let me say, I know this is NOT the end of the world and everything will be fine (me, dramatic, no wayyy). As I always do, I share my thoughts with you mamas with the hopes you can relate or say, “Shoot… it’s not just me!”  #loveyourtribe
Sooo, going back to that whole being wrong thing…
If you follow me on FB, you saw last month I took Brayden to get evaluated for speech services.
We got his results a few nights ago and just by seeing the expression on The Hubs face, I knew exactly what he was reading and I knew I was wrong…
UGH…
UGH…
UGH…
Brayden’s articulation isn’t where it should be… According to the testing, his articulation skills are at about a 2.6-year-old.
He just turned 4.

 

The special education teacher in me is saying, “Don’t look at the numbers…we’ll just contact Sophia’s speech teacher and she’ll work with him, just as she did with Sophia.”
But the Mommy in me still can’t BELIEVE I thought he was OK.
Sophia’s articulation was much more severe than Brayden’s.  Sophia’s “Okay” was “Otay”.  Brayden can say “Okay” but “computer is “computa” and Leaf is “Weaf”.
I was wrong.  I swore I was right…
UGH…
His preschool special education meeting is in a few weeks and we’ll discuss whether or not he qualifies for speech intervention, which clearly he does.
Of course, we will advocate for him so his speech will clearly be intelligible…

In the meantime, I will swallow my pride and just think about what I’ve learned from being wrong,  again.
A. It still hurts to hear and admit your child is not “where he should be” when compared to others his age.
B. As cliche as it sounds, it is absolutely true that every child is different.  Just because Brayden doesn’t struggle with the same sounds Sophia did, doesn’t mean he is clearly understood.
C. Brayden is following in his mama and sister’s footsteps #speechhelpforall
Have any of your children receive the same early intervention service(s)?

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