Monday, November 28, 2011
This morning Matilda was playing the harmonica while dancing. it was a simple thing, but I am ever so grateful that I could experience it. The other day my five year old took photos of the insides of his lungs and an oxygen mask for show and tell. It didn't seem strange to him at all. He's got so many of these pictures that he thought it would be cool to show the other kids.
Life may be easier if my kids didn't have their little quirks, but I wouldn't change it.
Below is our Christmas card for this year.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Here are the results (chronological age is 2 years 7 months):
Auditory comprehension - 2 years 11 months
Expressive comprehension - 3 years 7 months
Total language score - 3 years 1 month
I am stoked. Her auditory was lower, but I think that's because she was playing games with her therapist and refusing to point to the correct picture. She has made 15 months progress expressively in 6 months. We're off for her audiology assessment on Thursday.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This is the little video that I did at the time for some family overseas (apologies for the poor quality).
We're having Matilda's assessment next week, but I know that she has around 800 expressive words, can say 8 - 10 word sentences, counts to 20, sings her ABCs, and keeps telling me that she wants to learn to write. She is an amazing kid!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Matilda's language seems to have exploded. She is saying full sentences (6 plus words) including joining words. This morning she said "on Tuesdays I go to Karen's house and Daddy goes to work and Mummy goes to work". Her 2 year post implant assessment is coming up in a few weeks so I will be interested to see how that goes.
This is a pic of Matilda on the giant rocking horse at the Children's hospital. Fortunately for her, she was just visiting. It was her big brother that needed the treatment this time.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
On the good side, we reviewed Matilda's therapy plan today and she has achieved most of her therapy goals up to 30 months.
She has also learned to put her coil back on - yay.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
- Matilda is now 2 years, 5 months. She weighs in at 9kg (20 pounds) and 77cm. Still nowhere near the charts but I don't really care anymore.
- Matilda has more words than I can count, and is coming up with great sentences like "that's enough talking Mummy, get off the phone", and engaging in long conversations with her baby doll.
- She can sing all the words to a bunch of songs, including Twinkle Twinkle, Open shut them, Row Row, this hallelujah song, and Happy Birthday.
- we STILL can't seem to hold a MAP well. Matilda has always had issues with her low frequencies (m/oo) so we've been mapping every 3 months or more frequently. One month ago she suddenly started jumping whenever anyone spoke. It came completely out of the blue, and went away just as quickly, but recurred every few days. Thankfully a new MAP fixed this, but her low frequencies have gone haywire again, and she's also confusing 't' and 'k'. We'll probably get a new MAP this week, but I don't have the physical or emotional energy to get a MAP every couple of weeks.
- Matilda started daycare a few weeks back, and at the end of her first day, her carer queried her date of birth. She said that she thought that maybe it was written incorrectly because her language was so good for her age. It was the best things she could have told me. Matilda held her own with the other kids, told the carer everything she needed, and enjoyed the day, so it is all going well.
- She is the most delightful little girl, albeit ridiculously stubborn (I can't imagine where she gets that from). She melts the heart of everyone she meets and really makes it worth getting out of bed in the morning (which has been a challenge for me of late).