blondeviolin Posted July 22, 2012 Share Posted July 22, 2012 (edited) My son had a full language evaluation in mid October last year. The SLP did agree that he had some articulation issues, but nothing that I couldn't work with him at home. So, we've been emphasizing proper pronunciation for the last nine months or so. He is a lot more intelligible to strangers, which is a good thing. BUT...he has been begging to learn to read for a YEAR now. I finally started him in reading lessons and he does really well with it. Unfortunately, I think his mispronunciation of certain sounds (r, th, and l in particular) is impeding him being able to sound out words with beginning blends. If he can hear me say the sounds independently, he can blend the words, but it is frustrating him to no end that he can't do it on his own. Should I have him evaluated again? My mom had a son in speech therapy and has given me a few hints on helping him place his tongue/teeth/mouth (for r she told me tell him to close his teeth and growl and that really does work!) and we look in a mirror frequently, but I feel so unequipped for beyond that. I'm okay doing things on my own if I need to (otherwise I wouldn't be homeschooling!), but I do wanna feel like I know what I'm doing somewhat. Edited July 22, 2012 by blondeviolin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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