My son Aven speaking his first words
by Tina Brantley
(Nashville, NC, USA)
At the age of 2, my son, Aven, was still not speaking any words, no babbling, nothing.
He started speech therapy after many times of me begging his doctor for a referral.
She started with him showing him how to sign simple things like "more, want, all done, eat." A month later, I was offering him some cookies. Before I would give him a cookie I would ask him if he wanted "more", showing the sign to him.
After the third time, he answered me with his first sign. I started crying and cheering because my son finally "spoke" to me for the first time ever!!