This goes for many areas in Jack's life. He is trying so hard to communicate. Sometimes the monotony of the weekly therapy visit blocks my perception. I forget. I forget where we started, where we are, and where we want to go.
All it takes is an email from Jack's speech therapist to remind me.
"Jack had such a great day today. Here's part of my note from today:
1. Use 10 new vocabulary words (sign or verbal) for multiple communicative functions: Jack greeted me with a wave when I said hi, used /da/ to request the clapping game multiple times, used head shake “no” to signal he didn’t want more snack, used /s/ to request “toes” for This Little Piggy, used /ti/ to request tickles. He signed “please” with minimal prompts twice today. He also said /di/ to request chip.
I immediately forwarded her email to Jon, because I knew it would make his day. Our boy is making progress and sometimes, we just need to be reminded.
|working on turn-taking in speech therapy last week|
|I dream of hearing my sweet boy's voice|
When I really want to put things into perspective?
I look at these.
We've come so far.