'7 Little Johnstons': Emma finds out her language disorder is neurological after she attends speech therapy
Emma Johnston's goofy personality has always shone brightly when she is with the family but she fails to be the same when she is in public. In the latest episode (April 21), Amber Johnston decided to take Emma for speech therapy with the hopes that she will gain the confidence to stand and speak in front of a large audience.
Emma revealed she was given a chance to be the camp leader at the summer camp where her sister, Anna Johnston worked. She further added that she would be in charge of things once Anna moved away to college. While it seemed like a good opportunity for Emma to take up, Amber decided to help her out with her confidence.
Once Emma reached for speech therapy, the therapist was quick to realize that Emma took time to respond to things. The therapist revealed Emma's language disorder was neurological. She realized Emma would need some more sessions to work on her speech while also improving her vocabulary. Amber was advised to make this fun in every way she could.
For this, Amber decided it would be a good idea for the family to go for an improv session. She revealed this would give Emma the chance of being quick with her thoughts and be confident as well. Trent, Alex and Jonah Johnston were the first ones to get on stage.
The trio impressed everyone with their acting skills. Next up was Emma. Emma struggled to fit into the scene as her shyness was slowly taking over her. Elizabeth Johnston then decided to come to her rescue. Unfortunately, that did not make things easier for her Emma. She still struggled to come up with lines to carry forward the scene and it put her in a spot. Elizabeth understood the situation Emma was in as she stated Emma needed some time to think and then answer.
Seeing Emma struggle, the family finally decided to bring the session to an end. Elizabeth added that Emma was put in a spot and it brought her confidence level lower than usual. However, she assured the viewers that Emma would soon be confident about herself.
'7 Little Johnstons' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on TLC.