She has always done group stuff with other DS LOs the same age.
These sessions are more 1-1 so hopefully she will focus more and make some sounds. I must admit I am not very hopeful. When I say she has made no attempt to speak, I mean she has made no attempt to speak at all. Nothing... nadda... zilcho !!
Oh right - isn't that strange - in our area little ones have 1:1 sessions , not sure what will happen as Rachel gets older. At the Downs ed trust they are going to be doing theSpeech therapy in small groups as they haven't got so much funding so can't do the 1:1. I was talking to the lead speech therapist yesterday & she was saying that sometimes children with DS can become over 'therapied' as they often have so much input in their early years, so she recommends sometimes 'restin' them from 1:1 speech therapy for short periods - whilst still providing parents with support & advice on activities at home.Intersting - I thought ?! Have they checked that Holly has no damage to her vocal cords - a little boy at Rachel's special playgroup, has had damage done to his vocal cords folowing numerous intubations , just a thought. You must be longing for her to say Mummy . xSusan