Helpful Tip #1: When making a to-do list, make sure to include those things you've already accomplished. Then when you finish writing the list you can instantly check off all of those items you've already done. Presto! You are making progress already!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
"Music therapy is the prescribed, structured use of music and music strategies by a trained music therapist to influence changes in the learning or behavior patterns of a child. It is one of the related services listed in both the federal and state laws pertaining to the education of individuals with disabilities."
"Music can be an effective learning tool for many children with disabilities. The effectiveness of this tool varies from child to child and music therapy is definitely not a miracle cure for any type of disability. However, since music is processed by a different area of the brain than speech and language, a child may be able to more easily absorb information and skills presented with music. Music is also motivating and fun, which is useful when working with a child who demonstrates low motivation to learn."
From -- Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Support Group http://www.altonweb.com/cs/downsyndrome/index.htm
Someday we would like to find a music therapist for Wade, but for now we just let him express his musical prowess unsupervised.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
Wade has been working hard with his therapists to learn how to go from a prone position to a sitting position.
Today when I went in to get him up from his nap, he was sitting up, just grinning away! That is the first time he has done it all on his own.
One more milestone down. Ninety-nine to go. We're having so much fun.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Tuesday: Occupational Therapy in the morning. Upside of Downs support group meeting in the evening.
Wednesday: Physical Therapy
Thursday: Service Coordinator comes to visit
Friday: Speech Therapy
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
....you can decorate the cake yourself and then tell everyone how beautiful it is
-- and when, before supper Mommy says, "Christopher, did somebody poke a finger into the birthday cake?" you can say fervently and charmingly, "I love you, Mommy, and I forgive you and I won't do it again!"
(Next time I need to apologize, I'm taking lessons from a 4-year old.)
-- The Lady