Most people talk fine and they are the same. I have a speech problem that makes me different. It is different, but it is what makes me, me. This program helped me realize this.
It all started at the beginning of Pre-K. Everyone made fun of me, and asked if I was from a different country. Sometime I would have to say things twice or spell things out. I also had to go to speech lessons which were boring. My Dad and the speech teacher would imitate how I talked. All of these things made me very sad and sometimes embarrassed.
Now I am in the 4th grade. I have worked really hard on my speech. I know every letter, but “r” and “w”. I am still working on these last letters to pronounce them correctly. At first I wanted to be like everybody else, but now I realize that it is good to be different. I will get it. It is just a matter of time and I will. On this pathway, I have learned so many great things like there will be ups and downs. Sometime people still don’t understand me and I have to repeat things. In the end, no matter if it is good or bad, it won’t matter. I have learned to live with it and I like who I am.