Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This morning I finally got a chance to go see Quinn at his new school. I think it is going to be really good for him and he definately seemed to enjoy it. It was a little difficult because all the other children there are so severely disabled. I never thought Quinn would be the highest functioning child in his class, but it appears that he is for now. I think it will be much better during the regular school year because his class will be almost half typical peers. Too bad they don't offer that during the summer! His teacher seems really great and there were tons of aides in the class so Quinn got plenty of attention. He did manage to escape three times and splash in the toilet once, but the teacher said they are still adjusting to everything and there were certainly plenty of distractions. He loved music time and was doing great at playing the bells along with the song. He was super excited to go to the gym and run around and they had this scooter he could lay on and the aide pushed him all over. There is this adorable kid sized easy chair in the classroom and during free time he went and got a book and then sat in the chair and read. It was so cute I was kicking myself for not bringing my camera. The teacher said he does that everyday :)

Cooper is done with school until September but he is now getting ABA therapay through the county everyday for 2.5 hours. He really loves his therapist Julie, and even if she isn't the most experienced she is doing a good job with Cooper. She is working on teaching him signs and he is doing fantastic at it! He is imitating almost any sign you tell him to and can do some like "more" "eat" "drink" on his own with just a verbal prompt. I am anxious for him to start initiating with signs, but since he has only been signing for less than a week I will cut him some slack :) He is also saying more words, in the last week he has said "doggy", "wiggle", "so happy", and "numbers"! He is having a serious developmental explosion and I am loving every second of it!

I am still recovering from my wisdom teeth removal. Today I was supposed to get my infusion meds for my arthritis but it had to be postponed because I still have an infection from the surgery. I am begining to worry that this pain will never go away and I will never be able to eat chewy stuff comfortably ever again!!!