Thursday, March 01, 2007

Perfectly Average

Mary had her speech and language assessment this morning, and it went very well. It was a one on one with a S&L pathologist, and Mary was incredibly cute and charming, and used just about every word in her vocabulary. She even strung a couple words together once or twice! After talking to me, obeserving and playing with Mary, our SLP declared Mary to be mostly average. She is a tad bit above average for her receptive language (understanding) and a bit below average for her expressive language. It's pretty much exactly what I expeted her to say, and I'm quite glad with how things went. She gave me some suggestions on how to help Marys language, but everything she suggested I have already been doing. Raven gave me the same suggestions a while back, and they seem to be working quite well. The only thing I haven't been doing enough of is waiting long enough for Mary to repeat what I say. She was a little concerned when I mentioned how much Mary hates other children her own age and smaller, so she is going to talk to some other people about that issue and get back to me. I'm mostly concerned about it because of the baby coming in June. Mary is terrified of babies right now, and I really would like to deal with that issue before she becomes a big sister.

Not much else going on since yesterday. Oh, and for those of you who have asked, yes, I was dead serious when I mentioned news shows discussing grief councelling about the trade of Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders. I couldn't make that up.


Lulu said...


Raven said...

Average is fantastic, at least when SLP's use the word in relation to your child.
We, of course, know that Mary is anything but average. She is a budding diva! I utterly adore the pics you took of her "posing" for the camera last week.