Posted (Tina) in All Posts on May-26-2009

Well, we had one more day to recuperate from our trip and unpack which was good. Ella’s schedule was light and Josh decided to take one more vacation day.

Through the state approved Early Intervention Program, we are required to have annual assessments. This is where the the case manager and therapists all come together to discuss goals and strategies for the upcoming months. In addition to the physical and occupational therapists joining this morning, we also had a speech therapist present.

We are going to shoot for a goal of 1x/week for speech therapy. We’re interested to see how Ella responds since it will be new for her. I’m expecting a response between physical therapy which Ella enjoys and occupational therapy which Ella greatly dislikes. She probably won’t love it since it requires her hands and mouth, two areas of heightened sensitivity for her. But, it does not involve eating or drinking which has to be the most challenging of all tasks for Ella.

Other than that, we are just soaking up the last few minutes of the evening as a family. We’re back into our normal routine tomorrow!

Eve Sheridan on May 26th, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

I know I’m stating the obvious here, but you have one beautiful kid here. I LOVE her facial expressions and the way she folds her hands in these pics!

kristin on May 26th, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

Tina, Ella has your gift of showcasing those beautiful eyes and hands! Her smile is always a knock out! I am glad the speech therapist has been added to your team. Ella is going to do fantastic!! her parents are great communicators and she is too!

Xxxxoooo to you all.

Joel Snyder on May 27th, 2009 at 4:15 am #

Ella, It’s nice to see you resting up and it looks like you really enjoyed your trip. I am praying that you can get back on track with PT,OT and your new speech therapy. I will catch you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!

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