Sunday, May 31, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

school visit...

Our wonderful teacher-consultant Marge set up a visit for us today at the Ida hearing impaired program. Because Lauren has a mild-moderate hearing loss she qualifies for this program and it was wonderful. The teacher is very outgoing, social and sweet and all of the kids (all 4 of them) are very social, speak very clearly and are very close to one another. They do all sorts of typical preschool activities with a special emphasis on language development. They do not use any sign-language (thanks for the memories, Alex and Leah) but rely completely on the spoken language.

Lauren can start as soon as she is 2 1/2 years old....aka... in January 2010. That is probably the hardest part for me to swallow. I talked to many people there, including the program director and they recommended that Lauren start at 2 1/2 in order to get the most out of the program.

LoLo isn't even walking yet but I know that she will be relatively soon. I want her to be able to keep up with the kids in as many ways as possible. It's hard to not be afraid of her being left behind developmentally though i know that she will shine in her own way.

Gosh, Why does everything happen so suddenly, no matter how long it takes?

Gabe, Curtis and Dav

Future Drummer?

Future Drummer?

SWEET LAUREN