Grandchild appears to have initial consonant deletion...

by Lea
(Missouri)

I'm concerned that my grandchild has initial consonant deletion. My son had a similar problem. In those days we didn't know there was a name for it. It was mild but we worked with him from the start and he outgrew it. I've encouraged my daughter-in-law to work with her child but I don't think she is doing it enough if at all. I've found practice cards and information on-line. I wonder how often practice should be. The child is going to be 4 in a couple months and he has a huge vocabulary. It is difficult to understand what they are saying.

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