Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Making strides!

In the past 5 months since Garrett started Early Intervention he's come a long way.  It's exciting to see him learning and growing. 
I'll admit, it's been hard to watch sometimes because I see his delays.  Garrett has also started to do more things like stacking and lining up items of the same type.  But then again he's doing so well with all the help he's been getting.

When we started with EI Garrett didn't really have any words, he didn't like being transitioned from one activity to another and didn't play with other children.
Now he has a handful of words but also seem to understand us better.  He transitions easily with the use of a song, even from his favorite activities, without a tantrum.  And now he not only plays around other children, he plays WITH them.  

These may not seem like much to most parents but to us they are big.  Things like imitating our faces or hand movements show that he is catching up in his development.  It's exciting for us when he does something as simple as stick his tongue out at us if we've made the face at him.

Imitating silly faces

He even danced in IKEA. 

Now we've added music therapy to the mix and he loves it. I can't wait to see what new things he does next.  He really surprises us every day and we're very lucky to have such wonderful resources to help him out.


TheAngelForever said...

Way to go Garrett! I really love that EI is out there for children. Just wish more people knew about it and were able to get their kids the help early on. We know those benefits all too well, even with it failing us at the start. Keep up the great work!

teawithfrodo said...

I'm glad we have it.  It's been such a great help to us.

Good Girl Gone Green said...

What a cutie! He is doing so well! :)

teawithfrodo said...

Thanks, it's a long road but it helps to see the progress he's made.