Why can't my son say words beginning with the letter 'b'?
Unfortunately it is not as simple as that! It can often seem to be so but in fact there will be many occasions when 'b' words will be said fluently.
What may be happening is that the word beginning with that sound is an important one in the sentence. It carries much of the meaning and if it goes wrong the message may well be lost. Becoming more aware of certain sounds is more likely to be associated with:
- the first letter of a person's own name
- another important person's name
- making introductions
- certain key words in a sentence
- particular words that can't be avoided easily
Of course, when we have begun to notice particular sounds or words, they seem to crop up all the time, but that is because they have become particularly important. It is a vicious circle.Why does it come and go?