Heather......we are in the same boat! Only, Jackson is in speech therapy once a week. I really believe that our therapist is doing everything she can, and still no progress. Jackson is still limited to mostly using Mamama for EVERYTHING! He can say yeah and no and tries to say open...but it just comes out as OOOOO without the "pen". The speech therapist evaluated him yesterday for his yearly evaluation and his speech is still in the 9-12 month old range. He knows quite a bit of sign language but I am sick of the signing and want to hear him talk so that he can progress normally in preschool. The cleft clinic speech pathologist won't do anything else until after his second birthday, so I'm not sure what I could be doing to help...other than what I already am. I know that you're not supposed to compare children, but my first son knew the alphabet and several poems by his second birthday. I can't even get Jackson to say Dada!
This has been a kind of 'feisty" post for me!
Hope I didn't offend anyone. But, Heather I share in your frustration, and am also tired of everyone saying, oh he'll catch up, he's been through a lot. I even had someone tell me that maybe I picked the wrong surgeon, and someone else should have done his palate repair.......talk about seeing red!
Anyway...... Just wanted you to know that even WITH speech therapy, Jackson is no better off! Wish there was something we could do for our little ones to make life a little easier! Hang in there and I will too!