One year ago Evan could still say approximately 0 words. Unless you count "aaah" and "dadadadada," which would make a potential two words that represented most every thought in his brain.
Today Evan graduated from speech therapy!
Last week he was assessed and was deemed age appropriate in his speech. Sure, he still has some articulation errors, but until age 3 those are all developmentally appropriate--"normal," if you will. Really, his vocabulary is off the charts and he has always had great receptive language skills. So, for the first time in his life, Evan actually DOESN'T qualify for a therapy service.
Evan's speech teacher brought over a graduation certificate and present along with some donuts to celebrate. I feel a little nervous about not having this therapy anymore, but I also feel grateful. We've prayed regularly for Evan's speech to develop so we can communicate well with each other. It's definitely been easier to work with him through physical and occupational therapy since he's been able to talk. Congratulations Evan!!
The first two videos are from last summer-ish and are examples of his signs and lack of talking. The last two videos are current examples of how Evan talk-sings. His words are crystal clear to me. Kudos to you if you can identify the songs.