So my mother has been a teacher for most of my life and education is important to her. She become concerned that my son will be three in October and does not speak clearly. Well, some things he says clear and some things he doesn't. He is a very outgoing child, said his first word at nine months, and will talk your head off , lol.
Anyway, so I found a free program run by the city that tests your child in four areas of development (speech, physical, cognitive, and something else). They basically let him play and asked him to complete tasks while he played, plus asked me lots of questions.
Long story short, they said he didn't have any delays in any areas they tested and in fact he is ahead in most areas. They said if his speech doesn't get better in the next six months then I should bring him back.
Have any other moms had toddlers who couldn't speak clearly at this age and if so, what did you do to help? I am constantly correcting him and giving positive reinforcement when he says things correctly. Am I missing something or are there other techniques that I am missing. Thanks in advance for your responses!