Oct 9, 2006

Report! Report! Report!
We finally received the psychologists' report on Daniel, so we should be moving in a positive direction soon with his therapy. Yippee!!
The report was pretty much as expected, except that Dr. Hobbs did recommend 2-3 hours of speech therapy a week and 2-3 hours of special instruction a week. We had currently only increased his speech therapy time to 1 hour per week. That leaves a lot of room, which is awesome. I would absolutely love to have Daniel in three hours of speech a week on top of all his other therapy. Hope, our fabulous service coordinator (have I ever mentioned how much we like her?), was coming today anyway to sign paperwork for the increase in speech therapy from 30 min to 1 hour a week. I promptly pointed out the 2-3 hour minimum recommendation, and she promptly started making phone calls to increase again. Aren't we both just so prompt? Hee hee. Hope is also working on lining up a special instructor to come to the house to begin one hour per week, which we will also be promptly increasing to 2-3 hours per week.
On a different note, guess who can say "shoe?" Of course I can, but so can Daniel. :) Actually it's a little more like "shhhh," but it means the item that we wear to protect our feet from cold, germs, and harsh outdoor objects. In the past month, his vocabulary has increased to about ten quasi- words with definite consistency and meaning. That is ten words in a four week period. Happy happy, joy joy!!! I can't wait to see how quickly he progresses with the increased therapy.

We went to a small pumpkin patch this week. Daniel loved the swings that were there as well as the bunny petting zoo. He also really enjoyed walking through the pumpkins being sure not to walk on any designated pathways. He only walked through the rows of pumpkins where he was not supposed to tread. Alas. It was precious, and here is a photo. Actually, I am having trouble loading a photo at this time. That just means that I will load more next time (and I really wanted to prove to you all that his eye is better). Now you will just have to wait until next time. And, for those of you who have been wanting to to post comments, I think that I now have it set up so that you can post. Give it a try. I would LOVE to hear what y'all have to say.
Ta ta for now...

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