Friday, September 26, 2008

Dear Noah.......hopefully today you will feel up to going back to school!




You missed 2 days of school this week and today is Friday and we are hoping you will be fine to tolerate the day at school. I was going back looking at some old photos and video clips yesterday of the family and yourself....and I found some of where you were reading for me during homeschool. Now I remember that time and I could understand you.....but now listening back to it......I have a very difficult time understanding what you were reading and even yourself....you said you could not understand yourself so well. I praised you for how much you have improved over the years and how well you can speak and talk and read now. Even you recognize this improvement and seemed proud of it. So for other parents out there thinking your child may never speak or talk or read......please hang in there. Noah did not really talk until almost 5 years old...and then what he said was barely intelligible. He has come so far but it has been a process.....

Here is a snippet of Noah reading from a Dick and Jane book when he was about 5 years old.

video

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think Noah's speech is much better than it was back then in the video. In time it might be 100% OK as far as sounding like what we call normal speech. I seldom have problems in understanding Noah but I used to.

Betsy said...

This is just sooo sweet!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

What an improvement you have made Noah. Keep up the good work. Love you

Christy said...

He has improved in his speech tremendously. I have a statement on my myspace page that says "Isn't it funny how day to day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different." Here is definitely a case in point in your life. And it is so true how life doesn't seemed to have changed until you look at what you have done in the past.

For some unknown reason I decided to google my own name. While looking through the different sites that came up I came across this one and I instantly thought of Noah and his obsession, at least one of them that I know of. There is a website that rates restrooms. Here is the website if you would like to check it out - http://www.thebathroomdiaries.com
I found it to be rather interesting.

Melinda said...

oh Noah will love this site!!! thanks!

I always thought even back then when this video was taken Noah could read well and somehow back then I always understood him.....even when he had extreme difficulty talking or saying certain words.

It is almost funny now when I look back at these videos....because now I have a very hard time making out just exactly what it was when he was reading back then compared to how he can talk now!

Melinda said...

well after looking at this site again.....and then Noah confirming......I guess I had already found this site and showed Noah a long time ago. He REMINDED me of that fact today! haha...

but thanks anyway!!!! ;)