Monday, November 1, 2010

Avery update

It has been a really long time since I have did an update on Avery so I decided it was time for one:)  First off she has pretty much healed from her accident..I don't really ever see it bothering her that’s good!!!:) The whole school issue that i was having well I decided to just do the speech therapy this year and really just work with her to get her ready for school next year..So she is now getting speech twice a week once in home and then the other I take her to the school for an hour. Both the speech therapist have talked to each other and are both on the same page so that is really nice…and I have seen a bigger difference since she has started both..she has been in full swing for about a month now. She loves the school the speech therapist said that every time they walk by the lunch room she just starts signing  eat as fast as she can..haha!!!! Also they had her tested at the end of August its a psycho educational evaluation report and she actually did really good..she didn't really want to cooperate with the people that were giving her the test so i was figuring her numbers were going to be really low..She didn't want to point to pictures for them which i know she can point to objects like if she was shown to cards a picture of a doll and a picture of a ball and was asked to point to the ball..she wouldnt do it..Little stinker..back to the whole she will only do it if SHE wants too!! She's my little spitfire that is for sure!!   So anyways her results were verbal IQ 58 (out of 100) performance IQ 57 (out of 100) she wouldn't do anything with the blocks which she can stack many and copy patterns but she just wouldn't do it or do anything with puzzles which she usually does awesome at..Full scale IQ 50 (out of 100) which put her at a 75 for standard score which age equivalent is 2 yrs 10 months..Her adaptive behavior puts her at 72 which is borderline..3rd percentile..I'm hoping that next year when it comes time to testing again that she will do much better bc she will know the speech therapist in there bc she will have been with her all year..
Avery still is continuing OT too at home..once a week.. We are focusing on getting her ready for school..she is doing really well. She has the pincher grasp down which is really good and we have been working on scissors using the loop scissors..she doesn't do well with the regular ones at all so I ordered her some loop ones and does a lot better with them..
They are working on other things too that she needs help on too..but so far the in home OT is going really good for us!! I'm pretty pleased!
Avery has had a check up with her ENT dr this month too..and we are repeating the sleep study tonight actually to see if she still has her sleep apnea. We took her tonsils out in hopes that it would help with the sleep apnea so we are praying that it worked bc I really don't want to monkey with a cpap machine every night. bc if she still has it then that is what its going to be:(  So we will see..I'm not really looking forward to the sleep study the last one I didn't get any sleep at all but Im just thankful that the girls don’t have school tomorrow so I don't have to deal with all of that in the morning..   Just the thought of someone watching me while I sleep well how is anyone suppose to sleep in those conditions..hehe!!!  Ill keep you all posted when I know something:) 
Avery also went back to Dr. Dy-Go the special needs Dr./nutritionist.. and she figured she was doing pretty good..but might be slowly approaching the overweight side on the chart..Do I think Avery is overweight??? NO  but its just something to keep an eye she doesn't get to that point bc its easier to manage now then when she gets to be overweight!!!  Dr Dy-Go has been really awesome to us..and I was really sad to hear that they might be cutting her funds and her program bc there is no funds..just one more thing to cut from us!!  She has helped us out a lot and I hope that they can get it figured out so she dont have to quit helping so many families!!! 
Avery is still now where close to potty training:(  Insert a BIG sad face!!!! But we will keep trying!!!  She is signing so much more..I would say that she signs at least 50 –75 signs..She is picking up more and more everyday..she is really good at that..just the other day she was sitting at the counter and her signing times DVD was playing in the living room and they were going over the letters..and she just started randomingly doing the letters and she was right on all of them..she didn't do them all but the ones that she did do I was so shocked..we have been working on counting too and she is doing really well with that too..she tries to copy you..we count every time we walk up and down the stairs.. I also made her a picture book this past weekend (Vistaprint had 4x6 books for free up to 20 pages) so  I took advantage of that;)  and here are a few samples of what I did..It should help with her speech..she loves to look at books so I figured why not make her a book of familiar things to get her to verbally say them..Anyways it was alot of fun so  I think I see lots more picture books in my future..I want to do a ABC one and 123 at we will see!!!
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I will stop!!!  I know you get the picture right:)) 
I think that pretty much sums it!!!!  Writing it all out like this helps me remember too.. I use this as my journal too;) so if I need to look back on something I can too!!!   Wish me luck at the sleep study tonight..


Michelle said...

Good Morning.. hope you did get some sleep!! That book is a great idea!! And a neat way to take advantage of the free book! Avery is still just a dolly!! :)

Clarissa and family said...

You are so creative! I have enoyed reading through some of your recent posts and seeing the crafts you have done!

Your girls are adorable!