Friday, November 20, 2009

Great progress!

Garrett began following simple directions this week. He still doesn't respond to his name 100% of the time, but that one's gonna take some time. He will bring me an item and he'll sit down in his chair when asked.

I took him to the Ophthalmologist on Wednesday. These appointments are challenging for a kid that doesn't like his head touched. It took two of us to hold him still, but they were able to get what they needed pretty quickly. He is farsighted, but within a normal range for his age. No glasses for now, but they said he should be tested in 18 months.

Garrett's speech pathologist brought us some visual helpers yesterday. We've used them successfully for snack time and are working to build his understanding. I'm hoping that we can eventually use these helpers so that he can understand more routines.

Garrett is cutting molars and just wasn't up for his occupational therapy session today. He played with some Mega Blocks for a few minutes and then spent the rest of the time snacking and watching Bronson build a big tower.

This was our last week with these providers. We've loved working with both of these ladies. I'm hoping that our providers in Virginia will be just as wonderful. We've been spoiled here.

1 comment:

  1. Every time I read this, I'm amazed at what a wonderful mother you are. You work so hard to help Garrett, and I know there are millions of moms who wouldn't try this hard for anything. You're doing a great job and I'm so glad I have you to brag about (because I do).