Everyday AEA Speech-Language Pathologists provide consultation and therapy for children who have difficulties with language, voice, articulation, and stuttering. Recently, one Great Prairie AEA staff member received a wonderful note of appreciation from an area parent:
Dear Ms. John,
I’m Maddox’s mom (West Burlington) and I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all of your work with Maddox these last few months. He loves his time with you and we have seen such incredible progress in such a short amount of time. A couple of weeks ago, he started saying his L’s, and is so consistent and determined! It still catches me off guard to hear them, and they come more and more naturally. Last night, he really caught me off guard when I got home from my studio and he told me he had just taken a “bath”. Last night was the first time in entire life he said “bath” and not “baf”. I made him repeat himself about 5 times, and the rest of the night we kept saying “th” words back and forth to each other. He randomly practices the sounds that you do with him, and I love hearing the pride in his voice as he does it. His J’s sound more like Z’s instead of the D’s they used to sound like, and he is consciously practicing his SH’s, too.
I knowing teaching in any sense can be a thankless job sometimes, and I wanted to make sure you know just how much we appreciate what you are doing for Maddox, and how thankful we are to have you in his life.
Wendi & Travis Riggens-Miller