Singing ABCs was something I quickly gave up on with Korey when we were told how severe his speech delay was. I was so disappointed, as a young kid who grew up singing all the time in the car with my grandparents and uncle, also taking Chorus and singing lessons from Kindergarten through senior year.
It has been almost one year for Korey being in Speech therapy, along with OT and Education. Having someone come into your house one to two times a week, teaching you how to help your child can be rough. However Korey has made such progress with everything, especially his talking. He has a love for letters, numbers and colors that most children his age do not.
I almost have to remind myself how difficult the journey was, when I hear him counting his blocks or bringing them to and telling me what color they are. Watching WordWorld or Super Why and he is repeating the words and letters they are using, is just a blessing to us for everything we went through to get this far. Speech delays suck, but we are kick this out of our lives.
Now you can come into the house and hear him singing his ABCs at least once a day. Have you seen the video of the deaf woman hearing for the first time? Her tears are what Keith and I experienced the first time we hear Korey sing or say anything. They are all firsts for us and he’s far exceeding what we thought he would.
ABCs, twinkle twinkle, rock-a-bye baby, wheels on the bus, 5 little monkeys, 5 little ducks, fire truck song, old mcdonald, are songs that we are hearing from him all the time and it’s joyous. Most parents at this age say they cannot get their child to shut up, and we cannot get enough of his voice! My little rockstar is beating the odds and I am so proud of him.