My son has speech delays, which is why he's in Head Start. He's gotten better with the help of speech therapy, which he will continue with at HS (he has an IEP).
My problem is that I'm deaf in one ear, partially deaf in the other. I don't have hearing aids (can't afford them) and I don't know sign language (I tried learning, even took classes, but it's difficult to learn when the instructor is facing towards other students and away from you) nor does he, aside from a few simple signs like 'more' and 'eat.' I lip read mostly.
My son will not face you when he's talking. He looks down, or sideways or completely turns around. I try to get him to look at me and make him repeat, but it's a battle. I get frustrated because I don't understand him and he gets frustrated for the same. What can I do? Can I get his speech therapist to work with him on it?
Answer by amessageofhope at 1:20 AM on Aug. 30, 2010
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