Some kids don't want to play with my daughter because they can't understand her. Her receptive language skills are just fine, but she is challenged by articulation. She has so much to say, but it doesn't come out in a clear manner. It's jumbled and slurred - jargon - mixed in with a sprinkle of words that just happen to be really clear. If you know sign language, sometimes you can put together the context clues.
She gets speech services in school and we also pay for private therapy. Her struggles aren't due to lack of effort.
There are kids that don't care and they include her, which is nice. I'm very grateful for them.
But when she gets run away from or ignored by other children or keeps trying when they don't want her around...it just breaks my heart.
I don't know how to handle it. I can't be there all the time to act as facilitator.
One day she's going to notice and it'll break her heart, too.