Monday, September 28, 2009

Riding the Language Elevator

In our continued push to get Miles verbally communicating with us and the surrounding world, we had several small breakthroughs recently. This morning, he was clearly saying over and over 'bye dad' as I was getting ready to leave. Then, the other night he was looking at a picture from his speech therapy of a banana and actually said the word. It's these small triumphs from our Miles boy that brings those ever small slivers of hope that one day he will start talking with us. All we can do is keep those fingers firmly crossed ..

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Miles Loved the Circus

Once we got over the constant barage of distractions and intense stimulation, Miles really warmed up to the circus. The tigers, elephants and horses were his favorite part. Good times had by all .. Thanks GiGi Judy ..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Miles Reflection

As we slip further into the fall school year with Miles, it's time for a bit of a reflection what has been going on lately. For the first time, Miles is going full days to school. He goes 4 full days and we have heard from his his teacher, Ms. Connie, that he is doing very well. In addition, he is doing a solid job with his potty training. Overall, he has been working on a variety of skills to better equip him for this world and is trying hard and doing his best at all of them. Also, he has been picking up the acute ability lately of singing songs spontaneously around the house. Quite nice to listen to. Finally, we are really hammering home the use of spoken language instead of sign language. These days Miles is chalk full of change as we keep moving forward at a pace we can comprehend ..

Friday, September 4, 2009