Skip to main content

Therapy Update for Issac

Issac recently started back to Occupational Therapy. He didn't want to go back because he felt since they released him a few years ago that he shouldn't have to go back. In just a few weeks he's made amazing strides!! He's done well with writing his letters with the correct spacing (LOL) We've worked on that for YEARS at this point and it seemed like nothing made it clear for him. His new therapist has lots of little sayings, neat visual cards and great ideas.  It's been amazing for him and he's enjoying it. Today he copied two sentences I had written and they were totally legible.  His letters get smaller the more he writes, so that needs to be addressed, but he's progressed amazingly in just a few weeks.  He's working on typing, so that he can do more since his hands get so tired.  He's been typing a paragraph a day that he copies from a book.
He also recently did quite a bit of testing for Speech. It looks like he WILL NOT qualify anymore.  For the first time since he was one, it looks like he won't be in Speech Therapy anymore! He's made HUGE strides in the last year. In kindergarten he started reading great, but when we took a break at Christmas it was like he forgot everything. We've been working ever since and reading just hasn't picked up for him. About a year ago the owner of where he attends therapy gave us some things to work on. We've all been working hard for the last year and it's just amazing the strides he's made.  I actually had to put a lock on my phone because he goes in now to read my text messages (LOL) Some of his testing is still in the low-average range, but it's not enough to qualify for him. We are going to continue working on the areas he was low in and hopefully start a new, online program in a few months that will work on those areas. I am just so proud at how much he's achieved in the last year. I know he understands he's done well, but I don't think he has any idea how far he's come.

Comments

  1. This is amazing news! I am so happy for you and your little man.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so excited too! We still have several things to work on, but it's so nice seeing this progress :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Forbrain

Issac is 10 years old and has struggled most of his life with speech delays.  He's been though to have auditory processing  as well as we've had reading difficulties. The older he's gotten we've seen more and more memory issues as well as him having trouble paying attention.  We've done speech and occupational therapies off and on for most of his life.  I recently saw Forbrain by Sound for Life LTD and was really interested in this for Issac. The website states that Forbrain's dynamic filter trains the brain to be more attentive improving not only attention but auditory processing and sensory integration.  Forbrain helps people to improve speech fluency, pronunciation, sound discrimination and rhythm, for clearer and more effective communication.Forbrain helps people to improve short term memory, which impacts such skills as reading, writing and even chatting.  These are all things that I thought were right inline with Issac.  Depending on the age of the person…

Review: CTCMath

When your a homeschooling parent the topic of which curriculum to use comes up quite often. The subject that I've heard discussed the most is math.  One of the names I've heard over and over again is CTCMath.  We were given a Single Membership and they are offering you the chance to try it for free!  CTCMath is wonderful for children that don't fit 100% into a specific grade level.  When you use the program you have access to ALL levels and not just the grade that your child is in.  Issac is in 5th grade and for several years he was actually ahead in math. It was one of the subjects that he really enjoyed. He excelled in it for several years until multiplication and division came into play.  He struggled, so I worked him around those problems while we tried to memorize our facts.  This went on longer than I had hoped and eventually we started getting behind.  Last year we tried a few things that were new to us and they seemed to help him get most of the multiplication fac…

Busy Hands Make a Sleepy Mama!

I have been having trouble sleeping well this week and it's been so very frustrating. What I really struggle to understand is how when I'm restless the nightmares seem to appear. That then makes my sleep worse and it's a vicious cycle! This morning I decided that we needed some muffins to snack on this week and I had varied frozen fruit in the freezer that I wanted to use up. We will be moving soon and while I don't want my extra freezer empty there are some things that could be used up to make the packing go much smoother :) I found a bag of craisins in the freezer and decided to use those for muffins. For the life of me I have NO idea why I have a LARGE bag of craisins in the freezer (LOL) I hit Pinterest looking for some recipes and found one that looked good.  Found this recipe for Cranberry Blueberry Muffins that looked good, so we went with it. I decided to do 2 batches with just the craisins, did 2 batches with just the blueberries and then used the same recipe …