My 3yo son has a severe articulation disorder where he can't pronounce... much. He talks 24/7 but only uses back consonants.
His name is all front consonants... let's call him William.
With a back-consonant-speaking kiddo, he cannot say his name.
I mean, it's not even English. It's... not a word. What's your name? A-ayan.
It could be Aaron, William, Brian, Jaron, who knows. No one would ever understand what he'd said.
This has recently become a concern because he's going to 3 different speech classes a week. He is in a world of strangers. And one class, I've considered a bus taking him to/from because it's Free and through the school district.
It would make MY life easier that I didn't have to take an afternoon off work for a 1/2hr class that a bus could transport him to/from.
But this doesn't just mean strangers, this means... a Bus. Off in to the abyss of... who knows what. And potentially with others on the bus.
And a kiddo that not only has no fear, cause he's 3! And also can't tell you anything, especially his name.
They say not to label the clothing with names b/c of pedophiles.
But... what if he got lost?
----speech classes, aside... what if he got lost at the park for 1/2 of a second and was found by a wonderful police officer who would protect him, he still wouldn't be able to say his name.
I've considered a necklace that has nothing but my phone number on it. Nothing personal, but something what if... call this number.
Is this a completely crazy thought?! :)
I'd love some ideas, because I'm sure this has come up...