Wesley is my youngest. He is 4 right now and in his second year of special needs preschool. There is a lot to be said about Wesley and a lot has already been said. You may want to go read the back story here, if you haven't already.
With that taken care of, I haven't posted about his therapy lately. Wesley goes to OT (Occupational Therapy) once a week and sees an Autism Specialist twice a week. At school, Wes gets OT and Speech as well. There are lots of people working to help Wesley. Right now, we are working on several things...remember through all this, we are working on speech as well...the numbers 1, 3, and 5; identifying body parts; yellow and blue; shapes; the verbs eat, drink, sleep, and cry; yes and no. Some concepts are seemingly easy for him. We just started with numbers and shapes and he's getting them very quickly. But other concepts seem to take FOREVER!! We have been working on yellow and blue since March...6 months on 2 colors! I was really beginning to wonder if he wasn't colorblind!! But I knew that he wasn't...he would pick all the same colors out of a bowl of M&Ms and he could match colors. HE'S FINALLY GETTING THEM!!!!!!
It's amazing how excited I can get over what would seem like a really small thing for most parents. I know you get excited when your child starts identifying colors. But I want to shout it from the rooftops!! Nothing is guaranteed with Wesley. Every new thing we get is something that we weren't sure we were going to get. I have heard and probably said "They will be potty trained when they want to be, you don't see kids in diapers in kindergarten or college, right?" From the looks of it...my child is going to be in diapers in kindergarten. But that's not going to stop me from fighting like mad to change that!
Wesley is a beautiful, funny, happy little boy. I had a picture and a video that I was going to add to this post, but it doesn't seem to be working. So click for the picture and for the video. Thanks for reading.
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