Speech Therapy

S-s-s-s-s-s-snake. (https://pixabay.com/photos/snake-reptile-animal-scale-3979601/)

When I was a child I struggled to learn to speak. I was quick at those other skills that you might want a child to have: toilet trained, walking, I could even write my name (with both hands!) before I was able to speak.

I only gained mastery of speech thanks to a determined mother who fought for my right to have help, and the speech therapist who trained me in producing sounds accurately and with ease.

Listening to this podcast about speech therapy in the Turks and Caicos islands brought memories, listening to a child trying to accurately say ‘sh’ as in ‘shoes’ was just like how I remember learning to say ‘s’ like ‘snake.

The podcast, The Travelling Speech Therapist, is available on BBC Sounds.


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