Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Progress

CONNER SIGNED "OPEN" this morning!!!!

From my reading chair, Conner took me by the hand, and led me upstairs to his room, and handed me a tube of poker chips. (We need to sometimes make things a little more difficult so that he FINDS a way to communicate...). I sat on the floor, with the tube in my lap. He took my hands, and put them ON the tube. So I started saying, and signing "open". I did it several times, and then did it with HIS hands. Finally...he smiles, and signs "open"! :D

We have also been working more on signing "more". He used to do it all the time, but then just starting verbalizing it, rather then signing it. Satisfied with that, his parents stoped doing it. Now he does neither. But....we're working on it again!

An IN home speech therapist comes every Tuesday...and it's nice to have her here...to see what I can do to help more.

Hopefully we can get him communicating more so that he doesn't get to frusterated! Us either!

2 comments:

Matt, Ashley & Alexus said...

Awesome Lis, Even the smallest of things are major accomplishments for them. Good work! We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Hugs!

Allegra Montana said...

Elissa, This is great! Do you remember Melissa? We were able to teach her a few signs also, and it was so rewarding. We used signs with all 4 of our kids, and had much fun and many rewarding moments doing it. If you ever want to talk signing, call/email me!

Audrey