Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Our youngest son, Josh, is going to be 4 in June. I joined this blog when he was 18 months. Time has flown by! He is doing pretty good, just slow and steady as usual. He still uses his g-tube for 85% of his nutrition and is maintaining a healthy weight. He has added a new diagnosis as of last fall. ADHD. He has been seeing a developmental pediatrician for a year and a half. We just started him on adderall a couple months ago. Our hope is that if he can focus more we can work on speech with him. He can say about 10 words and signs about 35-40. We are currently working on getting the PECS going at home. With his Speech Apraxia, it is very slow progress. He has so many diagnosis and is so complex that it seems like we can only take one little thing at a time. It gets so discouraging when you try to figure things out on a grand scale for him.
I hate to admit that I am overwhelmed, but I am. We are in the process of building two bedrooms in our unfinished basement for the older 2 boys. We started on Feb 21st and we have carpet being layed on April 14th. Our house is in complete chaos. All of this on top of the problems we have with two kids with special needs, and a baby who is needing some extra support for the time being. How do mom's with multiple children do this? Because I am starting to think I am not cut out for this. I have no idea what I am doing any particular day, or even hour right now.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I have heard a lot about applications for ipads that are similar to PECS. I think one of them is called verbal victor. Has anyone heard about these? Where I can find them? Which is best for young children? Anything? I am going to ask our speech therapist as well but last time she admitted she didn't know much about it. Thanks guys!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hello everyone, I just stumbled across a blog that is giving away 20 ipads to special needs kids awarded on merit/need. The give away started March 3 and just goes until they are out of ipads. I don't know much more than that, but wanted to pass on the info. Click here to check it out - and if you win one, let us all know!