Wow....how does this all happen so fast? All the hype of the Hoidays and then poof..they are over:( Well, My Monkey Doodles are all enjoying their holiday gifts this year. The big one was for Cole and Jack. They received an Xbox 360. Yes, we gave in to that one. In return, I had to re-organize everything in the playrooms and TV console so I was able to do a lot of clean up! That feels great!
Sam received a new pound the ball wood toy, music box, leap frog catepillar, books and play dough. Oh..his big gift is a hanging indoor SWING from HABA toys. It holds up to a couple hundred lbs so we can sit and read to him in it. I think him and his brothers will love it. It will go in his and Jacks room once I am done re-painting it!
I have been totally slacking on the blog with darn Fbook now!
So Sam is 3.5yrs old and yes, he has Down syndrome. A lot of kids his age with Ds to have words at this point. Sam has none:( I know he has so much to say. He does sign a lot but nothing vocal yet. Just some sounds. He has been getting speech 3x a week at his school and I just asked to revise his PPT or put an adendum on it for a couple reasons. 1. Sam is not talking and also has Apraxia. The recommended resources for him for that is SLP 4-5x a week. So I am asking for another 1/2hr of SLP for him. 2. GLASSES! Yes, Sam now has glasses.They are prisms. His vision is actually pretty good but he does not track well. I totally notice a difference on how he looks at thinks with them on! He is so cute I just can't stand it! We have a new eye DR. who is a behavioral eye specialist. SHE ROCKS! I am taking Sam's big brothers to her to get checked out too! Who knows....I am thinking this is why Cole is having issues at concentrating. She works a lot with kids and schoolwork!
Soo......received a call today from the director of Sam's school and the PPT is scheduled for Jan 6th at 2:30. Anyone want to join me:) hehe. She said, Sam WILL be getting slp 4 times a week...we are going to add another 1/2hr! WAAAAAHHOOOOO! Oh....did I mention...his mommy ROCKS! He needs the gift of speech so badly and they will do anything to help him there!