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Subject: Pronoun switching using 'my' instead of 'I'
Question: A 5 year old boy is using my as a subject pronoun. e.g., My am going to see grandma, instead of I am going to see grandma. His kindergarten teacher thinks this is an issue that needs a speech pathologist intervention. I contend that this is a language problem, not a speech issue. The boy has NO problem in forming the sounds and can easily say both words. I think he needs correction to change what has become a habit of misuse. What I don't know is if this is an indication of developmental concern for a 5 year old. Please comment. Thank you so much for your input. I am an ex-language teacher and LOVE the language acquisition process.
Reply: I have no special speech-pathology qualifications but I feel sure you are right there. Geoffrey Sampson
Reply From: Geoffrey Richard Sampson      click here to access email
 
Date: 13-Dec-2013
 
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Pronoun switching using 'my' instead of 'I'    Marilyn N Silva     (12-Dec-2013)
  2. Re: Pronoun switching using 'my' instead of 'I'    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (13-Dec-2013)
  3. Re: Pronoun switching using 'my' instead of 'I'    Susan D Fischer     (12-Dec-2013)

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