Music and Speech Therapy Disappointments

I took Elizabeth to music therapy on Tuesday and speech therapy yesterday. I was so excited to be getting her into some activities that would hopefully be positive additions to her life. My main goal was to involve her in things she would enjoy (if learning happened as well then that was just a bonus). … Continue reading Music and Speech Therapy Disappointments

Immediate & Delayed Echolalia + Following a One Step Direction

Elizabeth has been repeating phrases from shows and videos for awhile now. This is called delayed echolalia, and it means the repetition of phrases after a period of time no matter how short or long that period is. She uses some phrases in correct context, such as "Uh-bye, see ooh layer!" when she wants the … Continue reading Immediate & Delayed Echolalia + Following a One Step Direction

An ADHD Diagnosis and Autism Wait Lists

Joshua’s appointment went well yesterday morning. After talking to the doctor about everything, she had me fill out something called the Vanderbilt questionnaire which helps in diagnosing ADHD. And just like the questions I found online myself, EVERYTHING matched him. Well, that’s not true. There were a number of questions that related to being violent, … Continue reading An ADHD Diagnosis and Autism Wait Lists

Comfy Clothes and a Book Just for Her

Elizabeth has been having a hard time with clothes for over six months now but I think I found something that will help. She has white cotton t-shirts and pink sweatpants that she wears to bed every night, and then random shirts, pants, and dresses to wear during the day. The problem has been that … Continue reading Comfy Clothes and a Book Just for Her

Speech Therapy and Baby Poop

I called and scheduled checkups for Elizabeth and Isabella. Elizabeth's will be her 30 month visit at the end of this month, and Isabella's will be her her 12 month visit at the end of next month. I am nervous about Elizabeth's, mostly because I am uncertain how I want to handle it. Do I … Continue reading Speech Therapy and Baby Poop