Do you remember the old fashioned Radio Flyer’s from back in the day? They were metal, a lot smaller, and a staple of so many childhood memories. They’ve come a long way baby, and so has Emily.
Notes from Emily’s speech therapist:
Emily is an adorable girl who has been receiving speech and language therapy this year. At times, Emily will spontaneously produce speech sounds, and a few syllables (i.e. “MI” for milk, “PI” for pig, etc.) Occasionally Emily will imitate speech sounds. Therapy has included responding to Yes/No questions. Full prompting is needed for Emily to respond yes by nodding her head. She is beginning to greet staff by waving her hand. Therapy sessions have focused on utilizing sign language, PECS (the picture exchange communication system) and verbalization to increase communication skills. She often requires prompting and cues to follow directions during speech sessions. Emily will usually look at objects and pictures when they are named.
So, just as the little red wagon has changed since it was created in 1923, it could also be compared to the progress a child makes as they grow and learn. Their looks change, they become stronger & they are also a staple in our memories.
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”