Saturday, November 15, 2008

Isaiah's re-evaluation

On Thursday, we had Isaiah's re-evaluation for EI (early intervention) since it had been a year since he started the program. He had so much fun, playing with all the toys and games our coordinater had brought, as did Abbie.

He is doing AWESOME in almost all areas of development, even with quite a few skills above age level. (For example, she was floored at how well he is doing with using the potty, as well as his fine motor skills). He's 28 months old, and at the 12-15m level for communicative speech and 21-24m for receptive. And he's at the 20m level for adaptive skills, but only because he still puts everything into his mouth, as he does great with washing hands, getting undressed, etc.

He's going to continue receiving speech therapy 2x a month, and his behavioral "quirks" were also noted on his report (his need for having things a certain way, becoming overly-anxious if they aren't, etc).

We went over his goals from last year, and he's met almost all of them! *yay!* He makes 10+ exclamations/sound effects, he's making 10+ consonant/vowel combinations, he has 30+ word/word approximations, he's using single words to request things, he's labeling familiar objects in a book. That's amazing progress, considering this time last year, he wasn't using ANY words, and only made vowel sounds (oooh, aaah).

Our new goals include repeating non-familiar words, using more multi-syllable words, using 2 word phrases, using more using different sounds in multi-syllable words (all of his current multi-syllable words are the same sound, repeated), and a couple other smaller ones that I don't remember offhand. The main long-term goal is saying and using 50 words, with at least 75% of them understandable to a stranger. (He has close to 50 words now, but the majority of them are sooo vague, that I doubt anyone else could understand them... heck, I have trouble a lot of the time!)

We didn't make any official goals for the behavioral stuff, but I'm hoping that with the OT suggestions (which I'll write about next), and some changes around the house, we can curb some of those. I'm really excited and am very hopeful. She's going to send me a copy of the evaluation report, so if I left anything out, I'll update this, but I think that's about everything.

8 comments:

Laura said...

Congrats to you and Isaiah. Potty? For reals, at 28 months with language delay? Very impressive.

Elizabeth Channel said...

Sounds wonderful! He's moving along quickly! That potty thing is quite something! Congrats!

Elizabeth Channel said...

OK, one more--I left an award for you on my blog!

rainbowmummy said...

*yay*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rainbowmummy said...

Could you do me a fav? Can you tell me what you put in Isaiah's wieghted blanket???!!!

rainbowmummy said...

hooray!! I am all caught up now!

Patty O. said...

That's great. Congratulations.

Jen said...

That is fantastic news! I'm so happy for y'all!!!