• Ethan

    Speech Therapy An Update

    I haven’t blogged about speech therapy for quite a while but to be honest that is because we haven’t had many, if any, appointments. Ethan’s speech therapist came back from her maternity leave and we got to see her a few times to prepare for Ethan’s statement reports. She then left her position at the hospital and they have only been able to fill that again this year. In the time we have been waiting we did see a temporary speech therapist for one appointment in November. This was because the department couldn’t find the report that Ethan’s original speech therapist had prepared for Ethan’s statement review. Thankfully she provided…

  • Ethan

    PECS Update – I Want

    Ethan started to learn how to use PECS after his diagnosis last year. He took to it very quickly and I spent ages taking photos of all of his toys and making the cards so that he could request the items he wanted.   Then one day he just decided he didn’t want to use them anymore and would scream at me if I showed him his folder. We had no choice but to forget about it for a while. This isn’t what we want as through PECS Ethan should be able to communicate his wants and needs to other people. So in preparation for Ethan starting school our family…

  • Ethan

    Happy Birthday To Our Superstar

    Ethan this week you turn four! It only feels like moments ago that we brought you home from the hospital and you made us a family. You really did rock our world, more than you will ever know, but we wouldn’t change you for the world. This year you have done so much. When you turned three you had no words but you soon surprised us with ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ This arrived in a speech therapy session because you like to make us liars! Go has become very clear but Ready, Steady have become a little rushed, but we still know what you are saying. You can also say Daddy,…

  • Blogging

    Our Superhero #LDWeek13

    The lovely Hayley from Downs Side Up has made me aware that this week is Learning Disability Week 2013 and mencap have asked people to share their stories about their real life superheros.  To me the word superhero means someone who swoops in to save the day. Someone who brings hope in the dark times and destroys all of the bad things happening in the world.  So when asked who is our real life superhero the answer is easy, it’s our amazing Family Support Key Worker.  She is doing an amazing job working with Ethan and setting him tasks that is allowing him to show us the knowledge he has. …

  • Ethan

    Speech Therapy Appointment 3

    In the last week of June Ethan had his third speech therapy appointment. Thankfully I was able to get another appointment with the lady that saw us last time, I have discovered that you have to keep on the phone to see results with appointments, our Family Support Key Worker also joined us for this appointment.  When I was told that Ethan would be having speech therapy I couldn’t imagine how this was going to work. I had visions of Ethan sitting at a table and someone trying to force words out of him, words that I never thought would come. I now know that at this young age speech…

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