Miss "R" came over for Riaans first therapy session yesterday. I am not sure what I was expecting from speech therapy for a 2 year old but it looked like playing.It looked like what we do on a normeal basis. She did recommened we simplify our speech to him . For instance we say " Riaan do you want to get down from your booster seat ?" and then just get him down . She would like us to say " Riaan do you want to get down ? Down ? Down ?" Her thoughts are that possibly he is getting confused with all the words and isnt able to process them . So now we focus on one word out of the sentance for him that sums up the sentance for him . Another thing she wants us to try to do is gestures. Such as pointing to what we are talking about, patting or tapping an object (ex. if we wanted him to sit down we would pat the ground).
Again I am not sure what I was expecting from speech therapy but I dont know how he is going to start talking like this .