Monday, February 28, 2011

Popping Your Sounds

So, the boys finally started speech therapy.  They've only gone to a few sessions, but they are already learning TONS.

Take, for example, their last session, where they learned how to "pop" their sounds.  "Popping" your sounds is when you use two consonants together like the "S" and "P" in spoon.



Or the "S" and "M" in smoke.



Or the "S" and "C" in school.



Get it?  (Me either, but just go with me on it.)

So, the boys have been popping sounds left and right lately.  And we are really starting to see a difference.

Like this morning, when I was trying to get the boys' breakfast, and Owen got all upset about something.  He put his head down, and when I said, "What's wrong, buddy?" all he said was...


"Not what?  Not now?  You don't want breakfast right now?"

"Nooooooo, Mommy!  Not!"

"I don't know what you mean."

Then Aidan chimed in.

"Not, Mommy.  Owen say Not."

"Not?  Nock?  Nop?  I don't know what you're saying."

And then Aidan took a deep breath and decided to pop.

"Sssssss-not, Mommy.  Owen has ssssss-not."


And then I realized Owen didn't want breakfast yet because his face was covered in boogers.  Ohhhh.

So, that's what the pop is.  It's comprehension of what my boys are actually saying ssssss-macking me right in the head.  So, thank you ssssss-peech therapy.  Thank you for putting the S back in my boys' snot.  Or whatever.  Can't wait to see what else you have in ssssss-tore!



Brandy@YDK said...

ha. good times at your house.

sara said...

So excellent that progress is already being made. Because I hate having ssss-not with my breakfast too!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Glad to hear it's going great :)

To be fair, if he had that much snot, it might be even harder to "pop" his sounds haha

Sheila said...

lol! that's great!!!

wonderchris said...

Sssssounds like it is going well!! I don't think I'm using the "pop" right. :)

I did a LTTMMSE post today...I have a Tuesday post tomorrow and so I cheated and posted early. :)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Sometimes I wonder if my twin boys have speech problems. They are two and a half and not talking as much as their sister did as this age. What were your boys saying at that age? My two boys talk to each other, but me and my husband really can't understand them some days.

mkeagy said...

haha! love to read your blog :)

Barbara Manatee said...

that's great!! yeah for therapy helping and that's awesome that his brother figured out what he was saying and was able to help him and YOU understand!!

That reminds me...I need to call and get PT and OT started up again for my oldest...been too busy to even think about it.

Holly Ann said...

My daughter is working on the exact same thing in speech therapy right now! I love the progress she's been making since she was able to transfer from early intervention services over to school district services. The elementary school speech therapist is so good!

Life via Lens said...

Sesame Street needs to do an episode centered around this speech "popping"! ;)

Rebecca said...

Hmmm...this makes me wonder if Hailey needs Speech as well. It's so nice when things start making sense, right???

Kmama said...

I love this!! Definitely a story to go in their baby books (if your good (unlike me) and keep those up to date).

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

This takes me back to my years and years and years of speech therapy.

Oh, public humiliation, how I can make you seem tolerable in memory.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE this post and the popping! So glad you're already seeing results.

Sadia said...

Speech therapists are a special kind of angel ... although my girls' therapist informed me that she had to find someone else to treat her daughter, because she was not about to listen to mom.

Hooray for results!

LisaDay said...

Congrats on progress. Sorry about the cold.


Mary said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog. I love, love, love, love it!! I love enjoying, and maybe even laughing at the little things.