We love Gemiini! We started this when Liam was 4. We did it for a year and a bit for 10 minutes 2x a day as suggested and Liam started to say some single words if asked to say them.
Amazingly, he started to understand more and would look at us when we called him. He had shown no signs of this from around the age of 2 1/2 when he stopped responding to us it was at that time he also lost all 15 words that he could say.
We stopped Gemiini for a year as we moved houses and just didn’t continue it. I wish I had, but I’m just glad we started again a year ago!
We do the program everyday we sometimes skip Sunday and he absolutely loves it, it’s a really lovely time of day. We sit snuggled on the sofa for about an hour watching the videos and repeating the words sentences, he also works on his articulation videos. He’s had Glue ear for we think about two years (undetected) He’s doing really well since his grommets have been in and trying hard to get his sounds right.
Liam now can follow instructions, answer your questions with yes thank you or no, or in full sentences what he wants. He can ask for things in full sentences too!!!!!! He can say his name, age, eye colour, how many things there are, count to 100 with prompting to continue, read basic books! Name all his toys when asked, animals and their sounds. In fact he can name all objects he knows. It’s the Best thing we ever did for Liam. And as it has programs to follow for all abilities you always have next steps. There are hours and hours and thousands of videos to choose from. There is also the set programs to follow. There are staff to call for free if you have any questions!
If you know someone who’s child has Autism, Down syndrome, speech delay or articulation difficulties please show them this. There is a free trial and a scholarship so you don’t have to pay the full amount. We pay £45 a month on the scholarship and it’s worth every single penny! You can start this at any age and you can choose the level by answering simple questions about the student.
Liam has achieved so much in the last year before that I was lost and found it hard to know what to do next as he just didn’t retain or respond to anything I tried.
Even with all the tricks up my sleeve and skills from my background teaching Special needs children, children with behavioural difficulties and children who were academically very far behind and vulnerable. I admit I had nothing that stuck or worked for him.
He has severe Apraxia (dyspraxia of speech) and he’s had glue ear for around 2 years and Autism with traits of ADHD and I suspect dyslexia.
Please don’t give up on your child’s speech, don’t say they can’t speak, say they haven’t spoken yet and give Gemiini a try.