Nikolai attends speech therapy. There, I finally said it. I've almost felt ashamed that he was going and it has been hard for me to tell anyone. I felt like maybe its my fault, like maybe I haven't been a good teacher to my son. I don't want anyone to think something is wrong with him, because there's not. He talks so much, I never really thought he had a problem. Of course, he sounds like most 3 year old's, in the fact that sometimes what he's saying just doesn't come out real clear. When his doctor said that his speech just wasn't where it was supposed to be, I was shocked and confused. I immediately felt guilty. The doctor referred us to a local speech therapist. His evaluation lasted 30 minutes and I was so anxious to see what they thought. The speech therapist told me that he had artic. She explained that he had trouble pronouncing words the right way, like B's or F's at the end of words. I tried to ask as many questions as I could so I could best understand, but they were busy and I didn't get all the information I really wanted. I decided to do my own research on what the speech therapist called artic.