I started the interview by telling Richard, the case manager, that Henry's only issue was enunciation. The child knows every word under the sun and speaks in concise sentences.....but, he rarely pronounces words in the proper manner.
Richard watched Henry play and chit-chatted with him as he quizzed me on Henry's development since birth. We talked about his stint in OT and how pleased we were with Henry's progress once a professional was brought in to help with his solid food aversion.
The hour long interview ended with Richard in total agreement with me -- the kid needs speech therapy.
I am really excited at the prospect of helping Henry improve his oral language skills because even though we know what he is saying, it certainly sounds like jabber to most people.
A few examples:
"ho do" = hot dog
"hu hu" = horse
"Ju" = Joan aka his best friend
"Bu" = Pops
"ba" = popcorn
"bu" = bird
"tr" = tree
"bea" = beans
Oh, don't forget.........."do ha".