Saturday, January 5, 2008

Correcting OTHER'S Speech

We have made progress w/Gage correcting people's speech, he does it in private now! At a family gathering last week, he ran over and jumped in my lap and whispered that another family member made a mistake. I said "that's okay, what was it?" and he said,"she said mu instead of much." I had to throw in a "good listening Gage." Now here in the deep South, people do at times slack on the word endings. We don't necessarily pronounce the ends of words as clearly as we do the beginnings, I catch myself at times leaving the endings of words off as well.example(yella/yellow) and I think sometimes what I notice people doing, is maybe finishing their words but unvoiced...guess it's just dialect but I do have to say, having two deaf children has really improved my speech! Guess I had to improve or Gage would correct me...wouldn't that be something if a boy born deaf became an AVT!

6 comments:

Abbie said...

LOL! That is priceless!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

Thinking I should move south! That's a real tough one for Andrew....and I HATE working on it with him..hate it hate it hate it.... it is a phonological thing and it is so hard for him in that it isn't just a 'listening' thing- it is a true phonological dx. and I feel like I'm just picking him apart when we work on it. Gee- if we moved to AL I could just skip working on it all together right???!!!

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

I am so sure that if Gage wants to be an AVT when he grows up...that is what he will become! Love that boy!

Karen said...

Sure he could become an AVT-- why not? :)

Val said...

I should add that the offender was 89 years old!!

kw said...

That's so cute! hahaha! I'm glad he's hearing so well! :-)