In the past few weeks I've put together a video of Emily for a friend of Sue's and a friend of my mum's to have a look at and give us some feedback.
We've got some of that feedback and now we need to overcome Emily's "expressive delay" in her speech and also try to ensure that she creates multi-syllabic words or sounds as well.
For most people, a lot of life's developments come naturally - eating, walking, speaking, toilet training - and you just assume that when a child is ready, it'll happen. It's a royal pain in the ass when it doesn't however. Thankfully, in this day and age there's help for almost everything that we take for granted that a child may not do. I can only imagine the help we'd get if Emily had been born 100 years before.
So, while we wait for the NHS to get off their asses and allow us to see a specialist, we've received some really good help and feedback from two continents in our continued efforts to bring Emily's development in line with other children her age.