Finding Calm After School - For two school years and two months of of school, every day between 3:30 and 5 o'clock (dinner time) has been stressful and tiring. I need to spend those ...
Thursday, August 20, 2009
M is just two months away from her third birthday! WOW! She has come so far! First, we have an Early Intervention meeting scheduled for next week to see how her services will change. It's an annual meeting, and a follow up to the evaluation she had a few weeks ago that concerned me so much. It was explained to me that since the SLP, special education/early childhood teacher, and M's parents all want services to continue, they probably will. So I'm not so concerned now. Thinking of the future (the end of October) when she turns three, we have two of three evaluations scheduled for early September. These evals will lead to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that will determine what services M will receive from the Intermediate Unit. We are waiting for the third evaluation to be scheduled. Hopefully we get the call soon. M is making wonderful progress despite the apraxia. She said, "No. E (brother's nickname). Eat. Mama. Shoe." Five words! She also started adding -ing to words by telling her brother, "No talking." He was just jabbering in the car. A little. Since then she has added -ing to other words too! It's wonderful to hear. M is putting three words together at least once a day, too. Any time she has a longer sentence "mommy", "please", and/or "more" are usually used. M will say "thank you" and "bless you" at appropriate times! The words are very high-pitched and not understandable (without context), but they are there! Her vocabulary, in general, is growing all the time too. We're excited for all the new words!