Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Speech Therapy

Jackson has started speech therapy. He had his 3rd session today. Last week, Krista was teaching him the signs for 'more' and 'all done' as he was playing with her toys. So all week, I'd been working with him on those words also. At last, progress! The other night, Jimmy finally got him to say Mama. YAY! I was so happy, I almost cried. So now he calls me Mama.

The other day when Jackson finished lunch, I signed and said, "All done?" And he signed it and I swear it sounded like he said it also! So today while Krista was here, they were playing and he signed all done. And even signed more when he wanted more toys. I was so proud! She brought over 2 dvds that she'd burned of cartoons teaching sign language. We'll be watching those in the morning.

On another note, I was finally able to get in touch with the speech therapist at the boys' school. We have an appointment Friday morning for Korinne to be evaluated. Wish us luck.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Hi, I just came across your blog and wanted to say good luck with the Speech therapy. I am a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and I'm lucky enough to see these children I work with have these victories/breakthroughs with their speech. I absolutely love it! I am a total advocate for signing. I'm glad to hear it seems to be working for Jackson.

I just started a blog for moms with helpful hints/tips regarding speech and how we can help our kids progress to the best of their abilities. I believe it's one of the most important things we can do as moms. :)

Have you heard of the "Signing Time" videos? I recommend them, they are great. My kids have learned so much from them.

good luck!

Heidi

my blog is at: http://www.mommyspeechtherapy.com