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.

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