Just Tell Me What's Wrong! – It's OK To Ask For Help

Something important happened last month. We had EI (early intervention, here in the US) come to assess our son for his speech and development. I’ve had a nigging doubt in the back of my mind for close to a year about his speech or lack there of at times. At 2 1/2 he in theory met the milestones, he had PLENTY of vocabulary, on paper. “Does he have 50 words?”, oh yea he’s been hitting his milestones no problem.  But it was always just one word at a time, maybe a two word phrase “Up,please”, “Thank You” etc. Finally in June I asked our doctor about it and she agreed it made sense to get his assessed. Repeatedly I’ve been told by well meaning family and friends I was blowing it out of proportion and that kids are kids and all develop differently not to worry. The thing is I wasn’t worried, I was concerned I could see the difference between him and other kids in our peer group.

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