Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We've Come So Far

Sometimes it's hard to see progress. Feeding therapy comes to mind. Oh how long we've been working on chewing! I often feel like we are working on the same exact things and we do it over and over and over again. Sometimes for YEARS.

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.
Pretty sure that is 7 different words/signs/gestures today!  Go Jack!  :)"

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.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooh this is so sweet. It brings tears to my eyes (happy tears).