Dear Buzz’s speech therapists,
First of all, let me start off by saying how much I appreciate the work you’ve put into my son. I can tell how much he enjoys his sessions with you. He bounces a bit more heartily on speech class days. When we pull into the driveway, he practically jumps out of his carseat. Buzz can be a difficult child to manage, you don’t have to tell me twice, and I applaud your good-humored patience for not being related to him.
While he is only in your company for 45 minutes a week, I can sense the dedication and resolve to give him the help necessary to catch up to his peers. Which is really what we all want. When it comes down to it, I don’t want anything more than for him to be a normal 5 year old boy. It’s a simple goal that seems rather large some days.
That said, I believe your time together is paying off. Whether as a result of his weekly classes or more an advance in age is difficult to gauge, but nevertheless, your services have shown a definite improvement. While he is still nowhere near where he should be, he is speaking more clearly and in longer structured sentences. Just the other night, for example, as I was giving him a goodnight kiss as we do so sweetly at every bedtime, he roared across my cheek 5 words, strung together like a champ.
“Don’t EVER kiss me AGAIN.”
His proper use of inflection was notably remarkable.
Job well done.
Buzz’s mom (who is going to continue kissing him whether he likes it or not)