The Stucker Brothers
Our story is a familiar one. Our oldest son (now 7 years old) at two and a half years did not have much language and seemed 'in his own world'. We were first time parents and while we were a little suspicious, he responded to enough sound our alarms were not tripped. Little did we realize that his increasing frustration and predisposition to hitting and biting were directly related to his inability to effectively communicate and be understood. All the other more seasoned moms would say, "Oh don't worry, my kid didn't talk until he was 3. boys are slow in developing speech and language… he's fine." Finally, a heroic preschool teacher gently suggested we get a speech screening. Hearing loss was the furthest thing from our minds.