Monday, November 1, 2010

We're baaaaack!


Things are going great over on this side of the state. We are just still trying to adjust to many changes.  There are so many little things that I didn't even think of before Daniel and I moved. 

Like - uuum its being a single parent 95% of the time.  There are no daily breaks anymore when Daddy gets home because Daddy is 150 miles away.  So that is the #1 big time adjustment.  Daniel still talks with Daddy on the phone a couple times a day, and of course he sees him on weekends.

Needless to say that with the move our routine has changed drastically.  We currently don't have outside therapies anymore.  Well that's because he is getting his OT and PT right in school the WHOLE time.  He is also getting speech but on a different level.  So far we aren't working at school much with the augmentative device.  That is the only thing that is lacking so far, but we are working on it at home.  I do wish that was incorporated into the day at CLC more.  They do work on speech a lot, but just not with the device.  Daniel is learning to vocalize a lot more, and responding quicker.  

Here is a very poor  video (visually) as it is way out of focus, but if you just listen to it, you can hear him telling me the answers and then selecting it on his device.  Sometimes his hand hits the wrong answer but you can hear that he continues on until he gets the right answer.  He even sometimes hits the correct answer a few times, just to make sure I understand that is his FINAL ANSWER!   For those of you who are familiar with AAC devices, there is no delay in the selection at the time of the video, otherwise you wouldn't be hearing his hand hitting the wrong button. 

So is it me or do you guys hear him saying the words too?  No they are by far not "perfectly" pronounced, but he is for sure attempting.  And that is all that I ask for, that he has not given up, that he is still trying.  He is speaking perfectly to my ears!


Erin said...

mel, that is so great! he is so stinkin smart and i think his words are just perfect, too. from the video i couldn't really tell the color of what you were holding up, but over half the time i could tell based on daniels approximation. so, so exciting!

Anonymous said...

I hear wordstoo!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

You can definitely hear the words he is saying! Sounds pretty wonderful to me!

Anonymous said...

Daniel is so smart and adorable. I hear him and understand his word approximations. Way to go Daniel!