Friday, April 24, 2009

04/22/2009 Were DONE! w/ Speech Therapy


We have been discharged for EI's Speech Therapy program - EARLY!!!!!! Our ST stated very matter of fact yesterday afternoon, at the end of her session with Madaline, that "My work in done here". There is nothing more that she can do for her, that we are not doing. And, her speech has grown in leaps and bounds since she started seeing her almost 6 months ago.

Madaline is speaking regularly now, and even started to sting words together. She is using words in their appropriate context (even her new fav...'dam-mit') and is finally mimicking and repeating things left and right. She can count 1 - 2 - 3, and animals recognition and their sounds are her specialty at the moment. She will say 'Peas' and 'Tank u' and her sweet little voice is music to my ears after all the months of screaming (don't get me wrong, we still have some pretty intense screaming episodes).

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