Tag Archive for milestones

School Year Ends

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With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Father’s Day, the end of the school year is coming more quickly than I was ready for, despite a late summer break.  I really didn’t have expectations for kindergarten, but the experience far exceeded what I could have imagined.  We had a really great teacher, did some really cool…

Imitation

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To you, this might look like a typical messy meal picture, but to me it captures a milestone.  Yes, my baby is eating better, but this photo shows that he imitates people. I was sitting next to him while waiting for him to finish his waffles and peanut butter.  I decided to braid my hair…

Goals

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One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey through services for special needs is to write goals.  It wouldn’t hurt to do this for all my kids. The hardest part of treatment, initially, was knowing what he needed.  I think the best place to start is the standard list of child developmental…

Explosion

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My little big guy has been working really hard to learn new concepts and improve his language and speech.  His expressive language was a very slow and tough journey.  That is, until one amazing day in April.  Don’t get me wrong, he still has a long way to go, but on that day he experienced…

Learn The Signs

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The popular Autism awareness campaign slogan is “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”  That gives a false sense of security. The campaign says to read the milestones, and when your child doesn’t meet them, tell the pediatrician.  The End.  That isn’t enough.  Our pediatrician brushed us off when we told him our one year old wasn’t…