Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Therapy Montage!!

Just wanted to update everyone on all Saylees progress with therapy the last few months. She sees three seperate therapist each week, an occupational therapist (sensory), a speech therapist, and a developmental specialist. At times it can be overwhelming but when i see little milestones in Saylee its all worth it. Here are some of the things she has mastered, some might sound small but with a child who has as many sensory issues as Saylee...these small things make us proud!
She can play ball cooperativley (pass it back & forth), she acutually plays with Brody (they interact with each other) She plays with SOME toys for their intended purpose, when she colors she can color with one hand and hold down the paper with the other, she can manage her sensory better in social situations, she can communicate better in general, shes WAY more verbal and can say mamma, dadda, and babba!!! She doesnt say them on demand and she doesnt walk up to us and say "mamma or dadda" but she knows thats our name. PLUS today in therapy while playing ball her speech therapist would repeatidly say, "here it comes" then without notice and as clear as day Saylee said, "here comes!" Both of us freaked out! Jennifer (her S.T.) said that sometimes a bodys natural instinct (sort of like catching a ball automatically) will trigger a child to say something without even realizing it. Of coarse she didnt say it again but I LOVE to hear her little lady voice whenever it comes out...its so sweet.






Dustin and I are so proud of her and all she has conquered. All of her therapist tell us how smart she is and they can she how much she TRIES to communicate and be better but just doesnt know how yet. They keep telling us that in a year she'll be such a different little girl that we wont even recognize her. Im so exicited to help her get there!

10 comments:

Payne Family said...

Saylee's progess is awesome! I am so happy that she is getting the help she needs. About your comment on my blog, I don't know if I am supposed to reply to your questions on your blog or mine so I will just do both. Here is what I said: Hey, Ammon was one of my really good friends. He is married and has one kid that I know of. He worked at UOP with Aaron for a while. We thought that Branden was sleeping a little bit better after we got a "Mommy Bear". It plays sounds from the womb, it worked for 2 nights, but now he is back to waking up every half an hour until he crashes between 12-4am.

igotluckey said...

awesome! sounds so exciting. i probably would have been crying if i was there.. When you opened the gift that tanja gave you guys i got teary eyed.. awww she's such an angel

Lisa said...

Wow all the little mile stones are so rewarding! Hey Kristen have you read the Host yet? If you haven't you have got to get it. Plan for like two days of pure reading bliss. I couldn't put it down. You have to get past chapter 7 and then it gets good tell the end!

mandi said...

this is so great, I love to hear all the progress and I look forward to therapy so that I can her all the news.she is such a beautiful little girl and the spirit that she has makes her even cuter, you guys are doing great.little milestones makes you be able to go another day.

Taylors said...

go saylee! i'm so proud of her too! but i have to say that i'm most proud of you, kristen, for being such an awesome mom. i totally can relate to the "small things". a lot of small things add up to a big deal, and it's sounds like that's where she's headed. we're in the same boat if you ever want to talk.

Niki (Crum) Worthen said...

amazing!

CheLLis&ALex said...

hey girl!!! how are ya?? your kids are soooo dang cute!! and thats great about saylee's improvements! i haven't seen ya since i ran into ya at tia rosas with megan seiter. haha your family is so cute!!

Ashley said...

its so amazing we are blessed to have her in our family! shes doing so great keep it up!
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Tera said...

Yippeee!!!!! Love you! Saylee Rocks!

igotluckey said...

you're way overdue for a post ha