Thursday, October 16, 2008

Test Time

Every six months Antalya has her Early Intervention evaluation. This involves a visit with one of her therapists who proceeds to "test" her skills in several areas (gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social, language, self-help, etc). With her recent birthday it was time once again to test her skills in order to help us set new goals.

Regardless of what the actual results say, today was a SUCCESS! I was amazed at all Antalya has learned in the last six months. She was even able to demonstrate several tasks that we haven't been working on - such as sorting spoons and blocks into different containers, and putting a penny into a piggy bank at several different angles. These may seem like simple, insignificant things to many of you, but once you have a child that is developmentally delayed you learn to celebrate every success and not take any new skill for granted. Way to go Antalya!
Get It Down; 31 for 21


Jan said...

Hooray for Antalya!! I think she's amazing . . .and part of the amazing part is that you got her to sit still long enough to sort spoons and etc. She's a beautiful, smart, busy, happy little girl!!!

Tash said...

Way to go Antalya! You are doing so well!

Emily and Kyle said...

Wow, I can't believe she is 2!
My friend just found out today that most likely the little girl she is having in March has down syndrome. She is really scared. I hope it is okay that I gave her your blog address because I think your blog is amazing and must be an inspiration to a lot of people...including me!

The Millirons said...

I am 18 weeks pregnant with our second Child and we were told today that she may have Downs ( she has several indicators of it ) I am scared and I would love to talk to you. If you have a moment, please email me.

Kami Milliron

Michelle said...

Glad to hear she had such a great evaluation!