A Bowlful of Cherries

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Archive for August 2007

Matty can read.

I wasn’t sure at first.
But then I started adding some flashcards into his worktime, ones that required him to be familiar with words.
He did great at it.
But his speech therapist and I weren’t sure if he was only matching the first letter sound with the object (that was labeled with the word itself along with the picture) or if he was actually reading the whole word.
So I slowly began to take away the label away and just work with pictures.
Then I required him to take the word cards I made and match them with the picture cards I made.
Recently, I just had him read the words and tell me what it said, no picture reference at all.
He knew the difference between cat and hat. And train and rain.
He can read.
He’s very thoughtful about it too.
Totally warms my heart with pride.

This video shows some work from today.
He responds with his language of ASL.


Written by Donna

28 Aug 2007 at 215pm

Posted in Misc.

A series: Adventures in fingerpainting.

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He liked the big washing bowl more than the actual painting, I think.

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Written by Donna

28 Aug 2007 at 130pm

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Written by Donna

27 Aug 2007 at 1229pm

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New park.

Matt and I visited a new park last week.
I love it because it’s actually well-shaded, making it a bunch cooler than some of the other local tot-spots.
It also had a fun water area.
Matty had a good time there for a while…

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And then, of course, it was onto the swings. Still his fav.


Written by Donna

21 Aug 2007 at 750pm

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He still likes to jump on the bed.
And the couch.
And the big chair.

If we say, “Matty no jumping on the couch, go jump on your trampoline.”
He will!
And he’s good at it. Doesn’t even need to hold on anymore.


And yeah, he needs that hair cut, again!

Written by Donna

08 Aug 2007 at 1021am

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