Six-year-old G is a speech student working on expressive language. We were looking at "Let's Predict" cards during therapy. One card has a picture of a woman getting her hair cut. I asked him what was happening in the picture:
G - She's getting her hair cut.
Me - What do you think people will say when they see her hair cut?
G - They'll say she looks like a boy and they don't like her hair!
Me - Girls can have short hair, can't they?
G - No, girls look dumb with short hair. They look like boys.
Me - I have short hair. Am I a boy, or a girl?
He looked at me through his thick glasses and said, "You have white hair so you're a girl!"
I think it's time to release G from speech. He can express himself just fine!