Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Pretty soon Lexi will be done pre-school. She'll be considered a kindergardener next year, but she'll be doing the same classes and therapy sessions she's been doing this year.
After about two months of school she started making improvements with making eye contact and "talking" with her hands. She'll grab someone's hand and lead them to the kitchen if she's hungry or thirsty, she'll walk up to you and give you her empty plate/bowl or empty cup when she wants more. She'll also take your hand and lead it to the door if she wants to go outside (which is practically all the time).
Today it's rainy and miserable I'm guessing she won't be able to go outside. I'll have to let her roam around in the backyard later if it's not raining.
During July she'll be taking the special summer classes that she took last year, so she doesn't lose too much of what she learned during the year.
No matter how much therapy she gets, her speech is always going to be severely delayed for her age. She's so smart in other areas, though. She'll make a great scientist, the way she picks apart everything and examines it. I wish she would stop putting everything in her mouth, though. She's getting better at stopping that when we tell her to stop though. so that's another good thing.
I can't wait until the end of 2013 when I can compare her progress. I'll probably look forward to the end of every year for the same reason.