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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|