Lately, we all- as in our entire family, including Tehilla, have been pretty frustrated with Tehilla's speech. She is definitely very delayed and is not making the kind of progress that we were hoping that she would be making at this point.
We have decided to be a little more proactive in helping her. Tehilla will be starting speech therapy with our wonderful speech therapist, Ilana Herskovitz, who not only has helped our other kids, but is part of our blog family. Hi Ilana!
As well, our whole family is learning Baby Sign Language, in an effort to take the pressure off of speaking and get rid of the frustration we are all experiencing, especially Tehilla. Last night, Mechal and I learned 10 signs and I have already started using them with Tehilla.
To my complete amazement, Tehilla immediately picked up two of the signs. She has started doing the sign for "milk" which for her is her fat smoothie, and she is signing "more". Thank you to my fellow heart mama and dear friend, Elisheva, for the idea and advice!
Here is a cute video of Tehilla. Enjoy!