We found out Henry had a severe hearing loss in both ears just after he turned two years old. Since then, we have spent hours and hours each week in some form of therapy or testing. Henry has been in auditory-verbal therapy for nearly two years now. We spend a lot of time working both on understanding speech as well as producing speech. Henry has more difficulty with the latter.
One of the things we are asked for with some degree of frequency is language samples from Henry. Each week at therapy, spontaneous language samples he has produced are written down (in other words, things he says without prompting or assistance). We use these samples to track his progress and developmental age. Right now we are generally looking for 7-8 word sentences. Yesterday, Henry produced the following 13 word sentence:
“Mommy, Daddy says you have boobies and nipples, and I have only nipples.”
So I’m wondering, can I use this as a language sample?
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