Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Speech Therapy

Laurie, my occupational therapist, from ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) came to see me on Monday. She had some beads for me to practicing stringing and I amazed her and did it on my first try! She said that usually kiddos are two years old before they can do it! I love when she comes to see me, she brings me new toys to play with while she is here. She said that I am doing great.

Yesterday I started my speech therapy. Natalie from ECI came to my house to play. She was very nice and we had fun. I showed her the couple of signs (sign language) that I do know and she showed mommy some new ones to teach me. I may not be saying any words yet, but I definitely understand what's going on. I will get to have my speech therapist come play with me twice a month. She left some flash cards for us and a sign language DVD so I can learn lots of new signs. Mommy and daddy watched it last night and next they'll teach me.

A couple of months ago I started using a fork and/or spoon at mealtime. I still use my fingers too and love making a mess, but I am learning! I also get to experiment with a little bowl at mealtime, which is extra fun (not to mention messy). I can point to my hair, feet, nose, ears, teeth and my favorite TUMMY! When I point to my tummy I lift up my shirt and daddy tickles me. It makes me giggle a lot. I can also put my cup in the sink, my dirty clothes in the hamper and a lot of other things that help out mommy and daddy. I love riding my horse and little car and love pushing my stroller around the house. Being a toddler is so much fun!


Lauren Lea Warren said...

It sounds SOOO fun! Keep up the good work Koup!

Jessica said...

sounds like you have been having tons of fun Kouper!!

Chelsea Lietz said...

such improvement big man! Tell your family I miss them.

C and C Mommy said...

Way to go!!

Chandler loved playing with Laurie when she came to our house. Have fun with her!!

Thatcher's Mommy said...

We love using sign language! Thatcher is still learning new words. It's been fun for me, too. We always go to this site- I love it!

Anonymous said...

We LOVED our ECI lady, Miss Cathy. They are wonderful, and so glad you get to play with them so often! Sounds like you're doing amazing!
Love, Mason Cone