Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Potty training, speech and occupational therapy

Well, life here has certainly been busy and I wanted to update a few of the things going on here. We had a wonderful Easter holiday and now the girls are on spring break.

First, we have begun potty training Sophia. She has almost exclusively gone on the potty to poo poo since we got her. When I picked her up from school on Wednesday afternoon I put her in panties as soon as we got home. She had an accident late Thursday evening, one late Friday evening, none on Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and only one today. So far, so good. I know it is too soon to say she is trained but we are working hard on it.

Second, Sophia is still doing speech. She had her 6 month review and although she is above where she should be she is still qualifying because the articulation is not where it should be. She is picking out the vowels and saying them but leaving out the consonants. She has been dropped down to every other week instead of once a week.

Third, her speech therapist suggested she be evaluated by an occupational therapist so she could maybe give us some suggestions on how we can use some OT to increase the brain activity so speech will improve. She did give us some ideas and while the ST wanted that she also thinks Sophia will benefit from having a few OT sessions. She had her first one today and it went well. I think next weeks speech is going to be a double session of speech and occupational therapies.

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