My Reflection Of Speech

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“I’m sorry, Molly, but I can’t understand you”, “Can you repeat that for me? “I’m sorry, what?” “It's not _______ it’s ________”. These were the responses that I heard most often while I was learning to speak. When I was younger, I had a hard time communicating. No one could understand what I was saying and I was told that I frequently sounded like I was in a tunnel. These responses were very frustrating as I was learning to speak. I knew what I was trying to say and I was baffled why other people could not understand. My parents were actively trying to find a solution to help me speak more clearly. When my preschool recommended to my parents that I should do speech through Minnetonka schools, my parents decided that I should give it a try.
I am a very competitive person, especially as it relates to my older sister, Meghan. I wanted to be just like her, act the same way and participate in the same sports. Because she is two years older than me, in order to keep up with her, I had to push myself physically but I was lacking with my verbal ability. My parents believed that because I was so focused on my physical development, I didn’t have time to focus on speech.
I started speech when I was two years old. Even though I was very young, I remember feeling very nervous about starting speech. Would it work? Would I feel embarrassed? My parents strongly encouraged me to try it out because they thought that it would help me a lot.
The first day of my speech class

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