What have been your SN child's accomplishments over the past year?
Dd has had joint attention since right before she turned two but in the context of highly preferred play activities. Her speech therapy has been routine based, mostly closed end, predictable activities with new ones gradually brought in to expand her play skills which she has done well with. Today at the end of therapy dd wasn't ready to quit playing. Her therapist was talking to me since we had to switch her schedule for next week and dd tried to get her attention. Her therapist asked her to wait for a second so she could finish up what she was saying. Dd then began hopping on her rody horse she got for christmas and intentionally fell off it to get her SLPs attention. Her SLP then made up a social game involving her new toy and dd mimicked, listened to and followed instructions, waited her turn, showed great joint attention and used her words. She ended up being 15 minutes late to her next appointment because she couldn't stop playing with dd. i was thinking back to the kid at her first evaluation a year and a half ago who shoved the toys in her mouth they showed her and put her head in my lap and cried when they asked her to do anything. We've come so, so far even though its tough to remember sometimes. I'm really excited to see what 2014 brings.