Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Starting to 'Click'

Something is starting to click for Rachel as far as her speech goes. The last couple of weeks she's been making new noises and sounds and the past couple of days she's really been trying to repeat words when we ask her to. We've been working pretty hard with her on saying what things are. The speech therapist told us she can teach her HOW to say it, if Rachel knows what it is. So we've been asking her where her eyes are, her nose, her ears, etc. And she's getting it.

Last night, as I was preparing dinner, I grabbed some cheese to grate, without me saying anything to her, Rachel noticed what I had gotten out of the refridgerator and came to me and said "chee" (cheese) and signed 'please'. She did it again when I brought her back to the office to show Steven what she had said. LOL.

We're still waiting for her speech therapy to begin. In fact I left a message for the speech pathologist in reguards to getting going. But meanwhile, all these little improvements are encouraging.


Kim said...

Hey, that is encouraging!

Theresa said...

That's awesome!

Ethan says the same thing "chee!"... only he says it when I get the camera out. :o)