This is an audio clip from a video we took on 2-12-2011. Ava is 23 months old. At this point Ava was about six weeks into receiving speech services. Ava and I were laying on the floor and she was making some observations about the striped shirt I was wearing.
In the last audio sample, four weeks prior to this one, Ava produced 10 utterances in a little under a minute. Those utterances included four different words. She used one consonant (/d/) and three vowels (/Ɛ/, /Λ/, /OƱ/).
Here is the new sample:
In this audio sample Ava's utterances are:
"no, no" /noƱ noƱ/
"no, mama" /noƱ mama/
That's 13 utterances total in just over a minute. Two of them are two-word utterances. Nine different words are used. She went from using one consonant to using seven. In the last sample she used three vowel sounds and in this one she uses six vowel sounds. In four weeks, Ava made huge strides in her speech.