Thursday, May 24, 2007

No More Early Intervention

Yesterday was JiaLi's last day working with the Early Intervention program. She has been receiving speech related services since last year. We have had someone coming to the home 1x per week and she was able to attend a group since October. We had to stop the group in April because of scheduling. She was first evaluated in December of 2005 when she first came home but I was not ready to start. I wanted JiaLi to adapt to home first. Come May 2006, I thought that JiaLi should be talking more and I called to have her evaluated again. She did have a delay in both her expressive and receptive languages at the time and qualified for services. Oh, if you all could hear her now. She is non-stop with her language skills. She had her annual assessment yesterday and is not even close to qualifying. She was way above age level--yeah:) We are so proud of her. We absolutely loved JiaLi's "teacher" Michelle (same name as Mommy). JiaLi refers to Michelle as "my teacher" and she has so enjoyed playing with Michelle and learning from Michelle each week. We are going to miss our sessions but we are happy JiaLi has made such great progress. In the pictures, JiaLi is holding up her gifts from her teacher. Butterfly stickers and FOAM!! So far we have opened the pink foam. JiaLi calls it play-doh and she loves it. Although I have been finding tiny pieces throughout the room where the kids use it and in their hair!!

4 comments:

Molly's Mum said...

Hey JiaLi congrats!!! We cannot wait to see you honey. We miss you and Molly can't wait to play with you. xxxxxxxx Oh and we loooooooove the cards - thank you xxxx

Stacie said...

Yay.. congrats to Jiali. Lauren was in speech therapy from November to March and it's amazing the difference it's made in her.

LaLa said...

What sweet pics! Love her face with the stickers...too cute.

Jane said...

congrats to JiaLi!!! She looks so pleased with her stickers!