The background on my daughter is that her hearing was off, and she got tubes for her ears when she was 1 years and again when she was 2 years old. Her hearing was finally cleared last year. She has been in speech therapy since she was 1 years old. She was diagnosed on the spectrum for Autism last October. She will be 4 years old at the end of April. We will be getting her ears checked this Wednesday.
We worked really hard on potty training, and she finally got it at the end of December. So I enrolled her in parent tot Gymnastics and Ballet at the beginning of January. I ended the parent tot gymnastics at the beginning of March--it was getting too difficult to get her to follow direction, and it was exhausting for me to be on the floor with her. With ballet, I kept her in because the teacher pretty easygoing, but we are concerned about her being a distraction to other kids and not sure what she will do in the recital.
The one thing that I am struggling with is extra activities where the kid has to follow direction--I cannot tell if my kid is just behind compared to other kids and following direction, or my kid is really bored and does not care, or I should just take her out of class and put her back in when I think that she will be more committed to it. Is there any help that I can get her to follow direction better? Are there any activities that your kids have done really well at?
When all of this was happening, I was wondering if she would be ready for kindergarten. She did developmental preschool and daycare this year. Next year, we have enrolled her morning MWF preschool at daycare and then put her in a developmental preschool at local school during the afternoon T,W, Th, Fr.
BFP on 07/18/08. Miscarriage 07/30/08. BFP 3/25/09. Confirmed second miscarriage, no heartbeat, no growth beyond 7 weeks, 5/19/09. TTC again, on baby aspirin, due to value of 23 on Anticardiolipin Antibodies. BFP 11/15/09. Brown spotting, Beta 3735 11/25/09, Beta 5602 11/28/09. Anticardiolipin Antibodies now negative, still on baby asprin. On 100 mg of Prometrium (progesterone) until 10 weeks. Good heartbeat at 1st appt. 12/16/09. Started taking fish oil. Perigestational hemorrhage and red bleeding 12/17/09. 2nd Ultrasound-8 weeks, still a heartbeat 12/17/09. Baby measured 9 weeks, still a heartbeat 12/23/09. Good NT Scan on 1/8/10, heartbeat 164. EDD 7/28/10. TEAM BLUE! Aidan Thomas born on May 26, 2010.
Baby #2, BFP 11/27/11, EDD 6/5/12. TEAM PINK! Noelle Elizabeth born 4/30/12.
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