To be honest she couldn't really explain to me what the exact issue was just said he had trouble pronouncing some sounds (I think that's what she said - I was a bit shell shocked to be honest) and that she had had to ask him to repeat something a fair few times before she understood what he was saying.
The main thing that worried me was that she said she doesn't normally interfere or do it lightly - so her approaching me makes me think there is an issue.
He goes with us to all of Wil's appointments at the MCHN and she's never had an issue with him - we've got another appointment for Wil's 6month check on 5th July so I'll ask her then too. Plus DH is doing fruit duty next week at preschool so I've asked him to bail up the teacher and see what she thinks.
Some sounds do take longer than others to pronounce. Like the 'R' sound is often the last that children pronounce properly.
If she couldn't describe what she meant by 'having trouble with some sounds' then I would question whether she should be assessing your child's speech tbh.
I would talk to Judd's preschool teacher and see what she thinks about his speech and go from there, but don't be too worried or upset by it Ro. You know Judd is a bright boy, you know that if he needs a little help with learning how to say a few sounds it is not really a big issue nor does it mean that something is 'wrong' with him, it is just a little developmental blip on the radar of life. A little bit of practice, guidance and time and all those sounds will come.
Speech therapy can have quite the stigma attached to it (people seeing it as an indication that there is something 'wrong' with their child), but it is just some fun games and exercises that when undertaken for the vast majority of children assists them quickly in learning how to form their sounds (by teaching where their tongue is in their mouth etc through fun games and rhymes.)
I went to speech therapy as a child and I can vaguely remember it now some 30 years later....it was fun!