Kyalynn's progress is more like the tortoise than the hare in the story of that great race. It's teeny tiny steps but at least it's progress. She is speaking so much more clearer now and uses sentences more often. She still screams when she doesn't get her way and has added stomping her foot or just plain throwing herself onto the ground. BUT these are less often than before....slow but steady progress in the right direction. :)
Kyalynn can sing all the books of the Old Testament and has half of the New Testament down as well. When it comes to memory this girls' got it! LOL! However, if you want her to sit down and listen to the bible or devotions when she has other plans....watch out! LOL!
She dresses herself, puts her own shoes on, uses silverware (most of the time), brushes her teeth and has even started helping during bath time. These are all things we couldn't wait for her to do and she did...slowly and steadily.
Her sensory issues are definately much better and we can get thru most meals without her gagging or choking on her food. That is so relieving!!
She still can't hold a pencil or crayon correctly but can write her letters. She can not use scissors, doesn't like playdough and seems to not have much strength in her hands. This is an area I plan to really work on with her this year in school. Anyone have ideas on what activities or things I could have her do to improve the strength in her hands??
I love to watch her with the kittens. She still has to learn gentleness with them but she is so funny when she picks them up and puts their faces right up to hers and says "you're so cute". :) She has a grand time singing, telling stories and just laughing at the funny things the animals do. A year ago I didn't believe we would see this much progress from her because of how long things take for her to master. However, I am expectantly looking forward to what she will be doing next year at this time. After all, the tortoise did win the race....slow and steady....hmmm, just like Kyalynn!!