Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Big picture update

A few weeks ago the speech fellow said Ellie's spontaneous utterances were on par for kids her age. I was shocked as I thought she was still significantly delayed. We went to the zoo a few days later and sure enough, she was talking with another 3 year old. They were on par with each other, and I asked the mother how old the little girl was. I was just astonished. I explained to the mother why I was asking (my daughter may be delayed) so she didn't think I was some weird psycho stalker. Ellie's speech really has come a long way. Most her sentences are 3-4 words (well, if she says more words, sounds, and letters start to drop off). She can mostly always express herself, although there isn't a lot to the word of a 4 year old - cookie, dogs' names, pee and poop, baby dolls and various other toys. We are working on potty training. It's very hit or miss and she hates it. She loves to play and hide seek. If you ask her, she can tell you her name and her age. We're still working on the answer to "how are you?" She can follow most directions (the attitude is still present). She has definitely matured, however, as we have fewer and fewer tantrums over nothing. She rides the school bus this year. We sign her up on Friday. There's just so much more I can't even list it all here.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Big Girl and FAQ STATS

She had her ENT check up. Weighed in at 25.2... her height was just under 38 inches. Her talking is amazing. She's using 3-4 word sentences, with great understanding. June she started Crawling July first unassisted steps August sitting and straw September - cruising

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's been a while

I have waited to post simply because I wasn't sure what was new to post. She's been maturing and progressing. Her teacher on Monday said that he felt she had really come a long way since the beginning of school. He's right. In retrospect she's made leaps and bounds by miles and miles. Tuesday there was a pediatric walker for one of the students in the classroom and it was an exact replica of the one Ellie used to use. Ellie grabbed it and remembered how to use it. Her teacher said he couldn't believe there was ever a time she couldn't walk. A stagger observation since it seemed to take her forever to walk! She's really using more 2-3 sentences, asking where people are, what are they doing, what something is... I'm really quite proud of the progress. Of course she also has days where she makes it blatantly obvious she's special needs. Like the other day when she ran around screeching, flapping her hands, ran up to some kid and felt up his thigh, generally invaded everyone's personal space... special needs. Those days ding at my heart a little. She has an ENT appointment in March but I don't expect too much from it. Her last dental check up was pretty much par for the course: looks good, keep brushing and flossing. They said they would worry about braces, pulling teeth, and x-rays when she's closer to 8 years old. So we have time. I think her next eye appointment is this summer. I need to schedule her IEP/teacher conference but we had 2 weeks of snow that shut down school (non-consecutive) so I completely forgot about it. It's definitely not on the top of my to-do list.