This year Harrison is starting his third year on his Speech Therapy journey. I cannot express enough just how truly grateful I am for this program. Like, for real. When Harrison started speech when he was 2, he didn’t speak. He didn’t even open his mouth! He would communicate through grunts and the occasional little sound, but that was it. I was so stressed out during those months. I was worried that I wasn’t doing something right and that I’d never figure out the right way to help my sweet boy communicate with people.
But then we took a leap and got him evaluated and sure enough, and very unsurprisingly, learned he had a speech delay. Immediately we got him into therapy. From the ages two to three, a speech pathologist came to our home to work with him and he improved leaps and bounds. Years later I still get emotional about it because it was absolutely miraculous.
Once he turned three we got him into speech classes through the school district which have continued to greatly help him. This will be his final year in these particular class before he starts Kindergarten next year (gulp) and its making me feel all sentimental and just so, so, so thankful. I am very proud of Harrison. He has done amazing things. He can do anything he puts his mind to. I’m forever in awe of him and his abilities.
This year definitely looks different with face masks and face shields, but nonetheless, we are going to keep on going. Harrison is going to keep on working and making us so beyond proud.