So no surprise, we get her assessed for early assessment around six months old and start the recommended PT because she's behind her age group. In six months she went from being around three months behind her peers to catching up to them and even excelling in a few areas like fine motor skills. Early Intervention said we could discharge her from the program so we did until we got around 18 months and felt like frustration with communication was getting bad for everyone involved. Speech comes in, does assessment and says, "Yes, considering she's around adults all day she is pretty non-vocal" - we recommend speech therapy once a week.
That was last week - since then, it's been consistently the following (I kid you not)
- What dat?
- Mooo & the ASL signal for "More"
- Meow - although it's the most pathetic sounding cat meow ever she will definitely do it when you ask what sound a cat makes
- Ruff - pretty weak dog bark too but we're getting there
- Baba - "Baby"
- Dis - "This"
- Dat - "That"
Pretty sure I've heard other semblances of things for milk, sock, shoe, outside, and kiss. It's how this girl rolls, everything in her own time and with her flash of style. Probably going to tell EI later this week "Thanks but no thanks" Who knows - maybe Olivia will tell them herself :)