38 Months and 39 Months

My dearest Baz

Your mother has been very very bad about keeping this blog up to date for you. I think it’s the winter blahs and life being crazy.

I am very sorry as it is a exciting time for you.

Back on October 27th you were 38 Months old and in a few days you will be 39 months old. I know it’s crazy that you are into your 3rd year of life I am keeping up with the months but I do like to write you these monthly letters so you know how much you have accomplished.

You are sure becoming your own little independent person.

You are loving school and riding the bus.

You are doing fairly well in ST and OT.

You are still an amazing brother to Sam.

We are working on getting you OT services through school but struggling a bit.

This email from your speech therapist at school warmed my heart and I makes me so proud of you:

Hi Nicole,
I wanted to let you know what an awesome day Sebastian had at school. He demonstrated some wonderful skills. He imitated new sounds and words to songs, used new words to label (imitating or saying them after an adult) then began saying them on his own later in the day.

For example we did a song (sung to the tune of Skip to my Lou my Darling…. ) Also sent home today in his backpack along with a turkey to move to different places when singing the song…

“Turkey in the Brown Straw Ha,Ha, Ha”
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Turkey in the straw my darling…

the song continues with the other verses… but to give you an idea… by the end he was saying “snow”, “ho,ho,ho”… “sky”… “hi,hi,hi”

During snack he imitated “Sue I want…” which he has never said before…

Some really nice things… just wanted you to know. He, took off his shoes with only a little bit of help, and put on his boots, even completed zipping up his coat after the zipper was started for him…he was so proud! :)

He hugged his friend after the friend said “good job Sebastian, I’m proud of you” … they gave high five then Sebastian hugged him… it was priceless…(this part makes me so happy honey. You are just a amazing little dude)

If you would please talk about the song Turkey in the Brown Straw and do your best to sing it with him…see if he will show you what he did for us… it may be different because he is at home…but even if you ask him to show you different things on the page and try to say them…

Great Day! Thanks for all you do, care and support!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Well I love you and I promise I will work on getting better keeping up with letters to you.

Mom

Busy Busy

Life with Baz has been busy so yet again I am lacking in writing here.

I struggle to write a lot for Baz I guess as I don’t get to get to his therapy sessions.

School is going well for him and you can tell he really thrives with the structure from it. I did have a talk with the OT about adding OT services to his IEP. The therapist does not see the need to add OT services. That bothers me but when she said she wouldn’t know how to help him. She claims she seems none of our concerns at school.

Needless to say hearing he is so great in school is nice but it makes me wonder why he’s such a hard child at home to work with,

Maybe we suck as parents.I don’t know.

Speech is going well along with OT.

OT, ST and preschool conferences

Sebastian hasn’t had school this week due to the district being off.

He started with his possible new OT Stephanie on Monday. It was a play and get to know him and needs session.

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I really liked her. She is young and fresh out of school but she seems to know her stuff. Everyone at the clinic seems to think she’s a good fit for him. My one concern is she doesn’t do the brushing but from my understanding there maybe a work around.

He did well in speech with Melissa .

He also had his first preschool conference. That went well and long.

They are going to work on adding OT to his IEP and also articulation.

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Therapy, preschool and speech apraxia

Occupational therapy and speech therapy in conjunction with preschool seems to be working well for Baz.

He really enjoys school and notes in his folder has been all positive.

His teacher made note though of possible speech apraxia. I emailed his speech therapist at school about this and still waiting to hear back.

I did talk to Melissa and she wasn’t ready to diagnose it but also not ready to rule it out either.

So I am anxious to hear Sue’s thoughts.

When talking to Melissa I did get an update on his ST. Sessions. They have been getting a lot better.

OT has been going well but I am
Not sure if it’s helping or not. I am leaning towards yes though.

Preschool, OT and speech

We are onto week 3 of preschool and Sebastian still loves it.

Last week seemed to go well. There were a few issues noted in his journal though😒

I think a lot of it had to do with his cold.

His school speech therapist is using a voice device to help him make choices and hear the words.

I had a phone call with her and she talked about how great his receptive language is but he is struggling so hard with his expressive language.

OT with Beth is going well. We went over brushing which was helpful. He let her brush him.

I need to email Melissa about speech.

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