Sunday, 1 July 2012

Unless I get this fixed, I'll go crazy

Jack has taken, for about the last 6 months, to saying unless when he means if. I'm not sure how to help him. I'm currently trying shouting "if" at him each time he says unless incorrectly. I tried ignoring, which might have made it worse. It's really strongly in his brain incorrectly. Yesterday, we were making up silly versions to If You're Happy and You Know It. He had been singing along correctly, but when he went to offer a suggestion he said "Unless You're Happy"... If you have any idea to help remap his brain, I'm all ears!


Sarah said...

Caleb says "her" and "she" incorrectly and it even rubbed off on Audrey. He says "you need to change she's diaper" or "her is reading she's book.". So frustrating. I correct him each time as the speech teacher suggested but the only thing that worked for us was printing off pictures of people mowing lawn or reading a book and having him point to them and practice saying it correctly. "she is reading a book." he worked on it every night and it worked. I am not sure how to do it with if but you might be ale to come up with something similar. I like the singing idea. Good luck.

Kara said...

Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. Today we decided to take away lightsabers if he is caught saying it incorrectly and giving them back if it does. We also found a cool glow stick flashlight at Lowes that he can earn if it says it correctly for an entire day. Here's hoping!