|Did somebody say "dance"?|
Everyone knows just how worried I am out The Bear's speechlessness. Her lack of communication. Her poor motor planning for signing. Well, I am still worried, BUT we experienced several tiny triumphs (aka HUGE milestones) in speech therapy this past Thursday.
|It's Super Bear!|
It all started with this old Fisher Price car ramp. It comes with 3 cars of different colors. My Chunky Chicken signed "car". REPEATEDLY. As in more than once. As in with consistency. As in with purpose. As in without prompting. HUGE!
|Mama seems pretty excited so I will paste on my big happy smile. Check out all of my teeth.|
Are you ready for the next bit? Ellie Bear tried to sign "blue", "orange", and "green". Now mind you these clumsy hand movements didn't really look like the signs, but it was a definite attempt at signing. This little game of colored cars proved that Ellie does indeed know her colors (okay, I suspected this already, but now there is proof with signs!!!!).
|Yep, the blankie is still around being loved to the point of destruction.|
Our speech pathologist K and I both noticed that Ellie Bear-Bear demonstrated increased attention to a task. She worked hard to get puzzle pieces into their correct spaces. Stubborn Little Miss stuck with it rather than wondering off to climb furniture. Not only that, when quizzed, she knew which shape was a pentagon. For real! A pentagon.
|Perhaps I will be a mathematician and specialize in geometry. Pentagons to be exact!|
So while all of these tasks may seem tiny in the whole scheme of things to those with typically developing two-year-olds, these are all amazing feats for my daughter. You have one proud Mama Bear over here doing a great big cheering happy dance. Super Bear!
Sorry about all of the caps and exclamation points. I am just SO PROUD and EXCITED :)