Saturday, November 13, 2010

Latest development

Paeditrician Report
So just yesterday we got our report back from the Paedatrician. Great thing is very subtly it reads that he would like the speech therapists to do a I quote "more accurate" speech assessment. Also recommending that because we struggle financially to see the pyschologist we need help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services from the hospital.

Overall I am pretty happy with what he wrote. He said he has a normal IQ which is reassuring. So we got a phonecall from the Speech Therapist. We also got a phonecall from CAMHS and they are going to discuss Josiah at their next case meeting. Hoping that someone will come out of that. Planning to contact them on Monday to find out.

Recent progress
So it would seem Josiah is making more progress. Little by little. After speaking in front of my sister for the first time. On the weekend he spoke clearly at the dinner table at the park. So asking for sauce more food and other comments. Obviously not talking to my rellies but talking in front of them is something he has NEVER done so that is great for him.

At school we have been working on playing with kids one on one. And we have done that for two weeks. We are realising that working with the teacher in the last term won't help him a lot because he will be going to a new classroom with a new teacher next Summer. So he played with around 4 kids and all of them he talked in front of them, which is great.

One kid actually exclaimed in shock "Josiah talked, he can talk" Josiah continued on with his activity like it was no big deal. But I guess he thought it was pretty amazing. Also we did some easy book activities with three kids including Josiah and he was able to answer what number it was eg counting. Mostly he didn't need me to ask him again, he whispered but it all is progress.

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