Speech and Language Update

We recently updated Lyra’s speech and language goals on her IFSP.  Her speech therapist has been coming weekly for the last 12 weeks.  She’s doing great and we’re considering changing her sessions to biweekly instead of weekly. She went above and beyond meeting her first set of goals, so I think we can set our expectations a little higher this time.  🙂

These are her previous goals, which she has met:

  • Will name body parts
  • Will identify family members by name
  • Will express greetings and affection with her family

These are her goals for the next 6 months:

  • Lyra will demonstrate understanding of early descriptive words (e.g. sizes, colors) with 80% accy in a field of 3-4 choices
  • Lyra will produce attribute+noun (e.g. big shoe, blue ball) phrases in therapy and by parental report.
  • Lyra will follow 2-step commands in context with 80% accy.
  • Lyra will use personal pronouns (I, me, my) with 80% accy.
  • Lyra will produce 40-50 spontaneous 2-4 word phrases of various types in a 45 minute session.
  • Lyra will produce an age-appropriate array of communicative functions in her spontaneous utterances:  labeling

Language Development

Most parents know how hard it can be to get your child to “perform” on command, but I decided to give it a shot. 😛 Here is Lyra showing off some of the words she’s learned over the last couple of months.   She has been receiving regular speech therapy for the last month.  Lyra even mentions her speech therapists name, Scott, in the video…hmmmmm…  I swear it was just a coincidence.  😀

Homemade Flashcard Activity

This was an idea I got from Lyra’s TVI.  I took pictures of a variety of toys and objects that Lyra was familiar with or played with regularly.  To make them more durable, I taped them to poster board a cut them out.  Then I put them into the plastic sleeves of some old photo albums I had, cut them out and then taped the end.  They were those free photo albums they used to give me when I’d have film developed at Wal-mart.   Continue reading “Homemade Flashcard Activity”

A Tisket, a Tasket, a Baby in a Basket

These are the kinds of things that Daddies teach their babies… You can never have too many videos of Lyra. : ) This is her showing off her new trick; and then later, just plain showing off. Here are the lyrics to the song she is attempting to sing. It is our special version of ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ that we learned from Lyra’s teacher, Miss Kim.

Row row row your boat
Gently to the shore
If you see a lion
Don’t forget to roar…ROARRR!

Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see an alligator
Don’t forget to scream…AHHHH!

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