So many things to say! It will have to be a list format so as not to ramble forever.
- Today, 6/6/13, Charlie is 1 and 3/4 years old. :)
- Yesterday, Charlie said “cheese” at daycare, making it officially his first word! Whee! His teacher also reported him saying “crazy”, but we haven’t heard him say that yet, haha.
- Late this winter, Andy and I filled out an “18 month old questionnaire” for his development team. We actually filled it out early, at about 16 months. Those answers, combined with an observation his developmental specialist did in April, gave us a new evaluation and assessment report. It does not provide age-level equivalents, but is on a Z-scale:
- Adaptive domain: -1.67 [class: delay, category: borderline]
- Cognitive domain: -1.53 [class: delay, category: borderline]
- Expressive communication: -2.33 [delay, moderate]
- Receptive communication: -2.67 [delay, profound]
- Fine motor skills: -1.33 [no delay, low average]
- Gross motor skills: -0.67 [no delay, average]***
- Social emotional domain: -1.20 [no delay, low average]
***I think the only thing holding him back here is he still isn’t drinking from a cup or pointing. One or both of those might be fine motor, but I can’t really think of anything gross motor wise that would be delayed.
Obviously, this reporting was done before we heard any words at all, but it shows we still have a lot of catching up to do! So far, we are really happy with the new daycare and we think the new medicine is helping with his focus. Here’s hoping for a summer full of exciting new developments!