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The shock of hearing he was mute.

February 24, 2008 1 comment

It came as a shock after having my son in preschool for 3 months at 3 years of age to hear the teachers words.  You do know your son is developmentally delayed? I looked at her like she was from the moon. What ..no …what do you mean?  He does not talk in school, not one word.  What do you mean not one word? For how long has this been going on. Did something happen?  No nothing…

From day one, we thought you knew?  He does not speak to us or the other children. We don’t think he knows any words.  She said.  Does he?  I was so thrown off and said  of couse he speaks.. he is so bright and chats up a storm and plays with all the kids in the neighbor hood.  How could this be?  He had been a school for a whole three months and not spoken one word….

She looked at me with a look of..boy lady you are so fooling yourself if you think this child is normal, … oh this poor parent is in deep denial.

My thoughts where, I can’t believe they know so little about my son that they would think he does not talk. They must not be paying attention. He had been telling me he did not want to go and there were too many kids.  I figured he just had seperation anxiety.

 Now …I knew he was so bright and smart and controlling, so hum.. so bright and now so stubborn as not to talk to make his point.  Yes that must be it.  He is stubborn and will not talk until he gets his way.  It is a phase it will pass….