Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Guess Who

...came to visit for a few days...Grandpa!  Or as Molly calls him, Poppa. 

My Dad got in last night and is staying with us for a couple of days.  We have had a lot of fun so far, and I am so glad he came to visit!


In other news...Molly had her speech evaluation done today, and they are recommending that she get some speech therapy.  Right now we are only doing once a month, because her comprehension level is right on track, even a little better than most 2 year olds, but the actual speech communication is a little behind.  They still are not sure if she is stubborn or a late bloomer.  So we have our first speech session in December, I will let you all know how it goes.  They come to your house, and do everything in the child's own environment.  So we will see how it goes, and what her progress is. 

So anyone out there with kids in speech or who have been in speech, I would love to know what you all think, helpful hints, tips, etc.  Or any teachers out there with advice would be great.  We are doing basically everything that they suggested we do, so I guess sooner or later it all will click with Molly. 

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only 2 days away?!  Wow!  Hope you all have a great holiday and spend lots of time with the ones that you love!

"Take time to give thanks for the beauty of today.  
In everything give thanks." 
1 Thess. 5:18


Sarah Robbins said...

I didn't talk until I was 3, and then I spoke in full sentences. Kids all develop in their own time, just be patient. :) Good job getting it checked out early, and following through on their recommendations.

Barclay Kathryn said...

Miss Bella started speech just after she turned two. She was at a 32% delay and they pick them up for services if they are 30% or higher, so she was just delayed enough. She had amazing comprehension levels but didn't say a whole lot so thats how we knew there was something up. I loved that they came to our house. We did an hour once a week. Once she turned 3 the school system took over, so free but had to take her in. Now its twice a week for 30 minutes. When she started she was two and she probably said 30 words. And now a year later I can't get her to stop talking. She could go on for hours, now they're just working on clarity with her. Her teacher thinks she'll be done before kindergarten! I think its great to do it sooner than later, even if they might have picked it up sooner or later what does it hurt to give them the extra boost. I also think its nice because they're practicing other things at the same time so its kinda like having a tutor! : ) We were looking for reasons behind the delay but it is an unexplained case. And now we have a 21 month old who speaks full sentences already, so you just never know!

He & Me + 3 said...

Miss Molly looks so happy on Poppa's lap. CUTE. Your smile is so contagious. I love it. That is awesome about the speech therapy coming to you. Very cool.

Kelly said...

How fun that your dad is there to visit! I'm sure ya'll will have a fun time. I love the picture of you and Molly...you both look adorable!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristin said...

I love the pictures! You all look so happy and Molly is looking as precious as always! I'm glad the speech therapist will come to your house. That's really great! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kate!!! Love ya!

Joyeful said...

If Astair had been my first born, I might have been a little concerned because she says only a few words. But, having seen how different kids develop language differently, I'm not really worried. She understands everything I say to her (even more so than her very talkative twin). I make sure to say words clearly and try to encourage her to repeat after me, but most of the time she just isn't interested in speaking right now. Joel's mom told me he didn't speak until he turned 2, either, and he's been making it up for it ever since!! lol!

You're doing the right thing by getting her evaluated, though and I hope it puts your fears to rest! She'll be talking your ear off soon enough, I'm sure : )

Joyeful said...

Oh, and have you tried sign language? For basic words like "more", "juice", "eat", "thank you", "please"? Some people say this helped their child feel more freedom to communicate (I personally haven't tried it, but I'm seriously considering it with Astair b/c she does get frustrated when I don't understand what she wants) They say that it doesn't hinder their speech development, but actually aids it. Just another thought : ) My, I'm chatty tonight!

Becca said...

AWE! She looks sooo happy with him. That is so sweet! Her outfit is adorable too. I hope that everything with speech goes well and it improves!

Thank you so much for your prayers for those little boys. I know that they appreciate it all so much!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Veronica said...

That's awesome that your Dad is there to visit and spend some time with you guys and Molly!

About the speech therapy, that is awesome that they're coming to you guys. I don't know much about speech therapy, so I can't really share on that topic, but I do know first hand that some kiddos just take a little longer to reach certain milestones. I hope thing go well for Molly! I know it will be awesome for you guys to get to hear her talking more and more!

Hope you and your family have a great day tomorrow!