The Kids

Leah’s Speech – 23 & Half Months!

Less that a month ago I reported that Leah had seen a Health Visitor and after failing to get Leah to speak (other than say yes or no) was going get a referral for Speech Therapy.

This weekend a completely momentous occasion occurred, something that 48 hours later is still happening and looks as if it won’t end…. LEAH HAS BEGUN TALKING!

I am absolutely flabbergasted, first it started due to Leah’s obsession with Endless Alphabet which I downloaded and unlocked for her last week but now her confidence has just completely bloomed!


First it started with muttering the letters, then ended with repeating the words! Ok, the words are not clear but she’s making huge progress.


I am still in shock now!!

Heres, the proof! (with help)

Trying (semi) alone,

Since these short videos were recorded on Sunday, Leah has continued to carry on talking. She happily chases her “balloon”, “ball” and this morning even said “Thank You” – still not clear but better than nothing.

Seems like I can finally cancel speech therapy referral! I am so pleased!!


  1. Rebecca Bodkin

    15th March 2014 at 11:08 am

    @Expression and Confession Thank you x

  2. Rebecca Bodkin

    15th March 2014 at 11:06 am

    @ghostwritermummy Very hun, she’s gotten so much confidence from it

  3. Rebecca Bodkin

    15th March 2014 at 11:02 am

    @Jo (Not A Frumpy Mum) Certainly am hun, she’s gained a lot of confidence from it!

  4. Jo (Not A Frumpy Mum)

    15th March 2014 at 9:20 am

    Fantastic, well done Leah. You must have been over the moon! x

  5. ghostwritermummy

    15th March 2014 at 7:37 am

    Oh this is amazing! How wonderful- you must be over the moon!
    x x

  6. Expression and Confession

    14th March 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Wow that’s amazing!!! Well done Leah xx

  7. Christina

    14th March 2014 at 8:44 pm

    That’s fantastic! Well done Leah! I’m sure she will come on leaps and bounds and there will be no stopping her! xxx

  8. Rebecca Bodkin

    14th March 2014 at 8:00 pm

    @MamaUndone Haha, love it! I think once Leah really gets the hang of this talking malarkey there’ll be no shutting her up either! lol

  9. MamaUndone

    14th March 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Oh she’s adorable! I’m a firm believer that the majority of the time they will do things when they’re ready and not before. My youngest took his sweet time to talk too. …. doesn’t shut up now tho and we still end up resorting to charades to understand him on occasion.!

  10. Emma Lander

    14th March 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Bless her, that’s brilliant. We have a slow talker under speech therapy but at least stories like this give hope to the rest of us. Lovely post 🙂

  11. Katie Clark

    14th March 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Fantastic news – well done Leah

  12. Rebecca Bodkin

    14th March 2014 at 12:47 pm

    @Becky Willoughby Thank you x

  13. Rebecca Bodkin

    14th March 2014 at 12:44 pm

    @Karen Hannah Certainly are hun, I didnt half panic about her speech but now she’s making some progress so i’m happy.

  14. Rebecca Bodkin

    14th March 2014 at 12:38 pm

    @Erin Haha, I like your thinking!!

  15. Rebecca Bodkin

    14th March 2014 at 12:31 pm

    @HelpfulMum Thank you hun, I am finding it rather funny that instead of doing one word at a time she tries a few at a time. Nothing clear at all but this is all progress!

  16. Rebecca Bodkin

    14th March 2014 at 12:24 pm

    @Colette I am going to hun, i’m in the que and even though she is talking she isn’t clear at all yet with what she’s saying to i’m keeping her put for now x

  17. Colette

    14th March 2014 at 10:56 am

    What HUGE progress! Keep that SaLT appt – you fought hard to get it & they may still have support to offer you x

  18. HelpfulMum

    14th March 2014 at 10:27 am

    My daughter was two before she uttered a word. No ‘mama’ or ‘dada’. She started out with sentences. It seemed as if she was waiting until she could do it properly before starting talking! Now she has just turned three and she rarely has a quiet moment! Well done Leah!

  19. Joanne Dodd

    14th March 2014 at 9:32 am

    Fantastic news, it is amazing how they suddenly just have this vocabulary that comes out of nowhere. She has been absorbing everything hasn’t she.

  20. Erin

    14th March 2014 at 9:02 am

    Excellent! How very exciting. I think sometimes kids have a 6th sense for things like this. My little boy was flatly refusing to eat solids or take a bottle at 8 months so in desperation I arranged for a full day away from him at his nans for a ‘food boot camp’ thinking if the milk on tap went away he’d start eating. The very next morning he started eating! It was like he’d listened to the phone call!

  21. Becky Willoughby

    14th March 2014 at 8:23 am

    How fantastic! Well done that girl

  22. christy beckett

    11th March 2014 at 10:42 pm

    How lovely, its great when a child reaches a goal, my boy is still at speech therapy and he’s five, but he is doing really well. Hopefully we can stop the lessons soon.

  23. Rebecca Bodkin

    11th March 2014 at 1:42 pm

    @Pippa Ainsworth I want to listen to her all day, I am so proud haha

  24. Pippa Ainsworth

    11th March 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Ah, fantastic work Leah! I did wonder if she would just decide one day to talk, and there she is. You must be so proud of her.

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