On Wednesday, I took Seth for a speech evaluation. This was not a surprise; we knew almost from the time he started talking that he would need help with his speech.
The lady doing the evaluation did the normal hearing and sight test to make sure that wasn't the problem. Then she started playing these developmental games with Seth to make sure his speech problem isn't because he is simply behind and doesn't understand. I have never questioned his development. I know he is okay developmentally; he just has trouble pronouncing some sounds correctly. Mallory had this same exact problem and two years of speech therapy cleared it up.
He answered all the questions she asked, knew what pictures were and, in general, charmed the pants off of her. But she started asking him about the ABCs and wanted him to correctly identify them. What?! Is this what a three-year-old should know? Granted it's been six years since my oldest was that age, but she did letter recognition in kindergarten. Sure she knew some of them beforehand and could write her name, but she by no means knew all twenty-six letters by sight.
Seth can say parts of his ABCs,sometimes in the correct order, sometimes not. More often than not B, D, P, and V are all pronounced B. I assumed this was normal. Am I wrong?
Am I hurting him by staying at home with him and not having him a preschool setting? Will he be behind if I keep him at home?
What should a three-year-old know?