Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Encouraging Signs

It seems like the last few times I have posted have been difficult times, with me just searching for the silver lining to the dark clouds.  And though the first few days after we started the new therapy exercises were days of childish behavior, H seems to have settled down and is acting pretty normal.  Now the good news: as we were doing homework tonight I had her correct the spelling of several geographical names in her social studies notebook.  She had the correct spelling on the map on one page, so she only had to copy it correctly onto the next page.  Several months ago when she had to do something similar, it was torture.  Horrible attitudes and only being able to keep two letters in her head at a time.  This would make spelling something like "Washington" take at least 5 steps, as she kept glancing from map to page.  Tonight she was able to keep 5 letters in her head at once, making "Washington" a two step process and "Arkansas" a one step process since she already had the first three letters correct.  She was also able to find one letter errors in words that I told her to check, something she could not have done two months ago.  I know this may not sound like much to you, but it really is huge.  And best of all, we are moving in the right direction!

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