The Daughter Chronicles

Friday, July 28, 2006

Counting out

Mia has begun to count, which is very keen. Krys has been working with her for a while, and it's finally started to stick! She can easily count to five now, and a few times she has gotten up to seven. She loves three, though, which is weird - she'll count (in her parlance), "One, two, free, four, free, free, five." She isn't doing it as often as she was a couple of weeks ago, but three still remains her favorite. She can count fingers and ladybugs (Krys reads her Ten Little Ladybugs a lot) and I assume anything else we would want her to, but for now we're sticking with fingers and ladybugs.

She's been making this kind of slow progress in communication for a while now. Her speech therapist thinks it's only a matter of time before she has a speech explosion, but for now we're happy with the progress she's making, because it's more indicative of remembering and integrating stuff than just repeating it because we say it. So that's neat.

I apologize for the lack of pictures lately. I'll get some up soon. They're still as cute as ever!


  • Okay you say that they are cute but with out the pictures to back up your statements I am going to have to think that you are just being bias because they are your daughters. Let's see the pictures and let us be the deciders of if they are cute or not!!!! :)

    By Blogger Mrs Lefty, at 28/7/06 9:11 PM  

  • Well, you COULD check out the old pictures. It's only been about a month since I posted some!

    By Blogger Greg, at 28/7/06 9:15 PM  

  • I stumbled on the Daughter Chronicles while searching info on the "horn hierachy". I am an SLP and I am glued to your blog! I want to reach out and hug all of you! How did the horns work in helping Mia?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 31/7/06 7:31 PM  

  • Pretty well, Anonymous. She has moved on a bit from them, but while she was using them, they helped her figure out how to use a straw without biting on it and how to blow out and in. Her speech therapist still uses them every so often. She likes them a lot.

    Thanks for stopping by! It's always interesting to hear from readers.

    By Blogger Greg, at 31/7/06 8:57 PM  

  • That's great, Greg, keep up all that hard work. What other communication systems is your s.t. trying?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/8/06 4:24 PM  

  • We have an AugCom device that we use somewhat sparingly. Her speech therapist tends to stick to books and other lo-tech stuff and just gets her to talk. She can say plenty of words and understands most of what we say to her, but getting her to express herself when she wants or needs something is tough, and that's when we use the AugCom.

    By Blogger Greg, at 1/8/06 8:50 PM  

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