Friday, October 21, 2011
Little M's Evaluation :-)
Her last evaluation in the spring was a bit of a disappointment I was bummed that she did not progress as fast I expected. As I look back I can see she was in the regression/reboot phase so I'm not surprised she did not preform well.
This time I restricted her to phase one foods for about 4 days before the evaluation, because I'm paranoid. Don't want any "Bad Mood Food" AKA Maganese and Phytates to effect her evaluation. She still snagged a few finger-fulls of my birthday cake when my back was turned. I was saving her a piece for after the evaluation!!
Wednesday was her evaluation and Jan was so pleased. She said Little M is blossoming, and that she could name all the Star Wars characters LOL!
We still need to work on removing the Babinski Reflex tho (so stubborn!) and a few more tactility things that always seem the last to go. Her dominance is all lefty now Woooo hoooo lets hope it stays that way.
We still need to work on visual detail and conversations. I love how now her profile has so few yellow diagonal lines across it!!!!! And Jan kept saying Oh this one would be gone if she gets rid of "x" (one thing not many things.) Or this one will go when this goal above it is complete. This one will go when the detail in the other column is better. It makes me very happy :-) I'm much encouraged by this all.
I feel a bit sad for people who believe Spectrum Issues like ADHD, ADD and Autism is NOT"cure-able or fixable, and will be a life long struggle for their child." As I see Little M growing in ability, slowly loosing her carefulness in tactility issues, looking people in the eye, articulating her feelings and emotions. Identifying how other people are feeling, being generous, compassionate. These things were almost non existent before. Now she wants to share! has fewer issues and is slowly but surely becoming more nuro-typical. She is much less afraid of the the world. I like that I like it a whole lot.
Her reading comprehension is mid 5th grade and her math is slightly higher. So only about 6 months "behind her peers" so to speak which makes me happy :-)
And we saw her orthodontist and they have managed to grow her bottom jaw to where it is supposed to be. So her eating and biting ability is much improved.
It's been a week full of bad news and wrangling with the insurance company and I sure did need this good news right about now.