IEP meeting, my birthday, a potty chart filled, and bloodwork ordered...
That's what I've been up to! I haven't written a new post in a few days, (I know Jen, I probably made you nervous) because we have been busy. And I am not totally up for writing too much tonight so here are some pictures that show the past few days.
Jaylen's IEP went great! In fact, he will only get about an hour of Speech a week from now on! This is the same boy that didn't talk till 2!!! Now he is in the average range for vocabulary and linguistic ability. Answering questions is still a little challenge, but coming along too. However, in the areas of social and pragmatic language we still have a long way to go. Basically, he doesn't know how to interact with others. And he doesn't need any pull out OT anymore either. His class is structured a lot like a regular PreK, with half special needs kids and half regular ed kids. And they spend a lot of time on play and social interaction, just what he needs according to his teachers.
My birthday was nice, nothing too amazing, as most moms can understand. Life and the craziness does not stop around here for my birthday. We went to dinner, Jaylen insisted we blow up balloons, which he decorated with tons of 31s,
and my husband bought me a Keurig machine.
An indulgence I have been really wanting!
Jaylen filled his potty chart so we headed to Toys R Us, where he noticed the O in the electric sign out front was broken. No one else would have noticed, but it drove him mad, and he just kept saying they needed to fix it with orange. Once again, who else knows that the O in Toys R Us is orange? Jaylen does.
He picked, with my help, a cool marble race track. We have built several different ones and he just loves putting the marbles in and watching them go down.
The bloodwork I will explain more when we get the results. But we basically want to check on some things associated with Autism; metabolic panels, Fragile X Chromosome Analysis, and amino acid and protein levels.
So, what have you been up to lately?