When she started coming to H3, her mother told me that she only knew 3 words. After only 2 weeks at H3, her vocabulary doubled!
Each therapy session with Maddie, I would hold her close to my face, and say my name over and over. She would stare at my lips, and I could hardly wait for the day when she would say my name. July 24, 2013 I was walking into Tractor Supply...one of my FAVORITE stores, and my phone made the sound indicating I had a voice mail. I listened to the voice mail, and chills ran through my whole body...it was a message from Maddie's mother, with Maddie talking in the background. Maddie was saying "Hawk". Hawk is the horse she usually rides, and she LOVES him...all the kids do!! Her mom kept saying, "Maddie, who are you going to ride tomorrow?" And she would say "Hawk"! It was awesome!
After only a few more sessions with Maddie, her mother announced to me that her Speech Therapist dismissed/released her from speech!! She said that she now knows over 48 words, and that she credits a great deal of this to her therapy sessions at H3..Praise The LORD!!! Now, when Maddie comes for her session, she says, "PAIGE!" I LOVE it...it is music to my ears!!!