Early in the a.m. I went to the gym with Jamin (17). I love spending time with my young men. He drove us there. He also drove us to base on Sunday, and to work today. I think he'll have his license by the end of the month.
I got home and raced into the shower. Nolan and I ran for the local public school for his speech eval. It seems we have to do this to exit the program......they kept us waiting. Nolan cracked me up as he wore this shirt and smiled shyly at all the children who paraded by us.
You can click here to order your own. ::snort:: Neither of us realized what he was wearing until it was to late. LOL
The therapist was late. They concluded the same as rehab. He has one sound left to master. However, they disagree on the correct plan of action. It appears that there is a window to learn this sound. The lady said she knew Nolan would be disappointed but she felt that he needed more therapy. She had tears in her eyes - I think she really cared. Or maybe I was being more aggressive than I planned. I am NOT the timid new homeschooling, young mom that I was 15 years ago. I asked exactly what they would do differently than rehab, and told her exactly what I would and wouldn't be pleased with. This therapist has over 20 years of experience. She said that she's only seen ONE child master the R sound on their own if they haven't gotten it by 3rd grade. Nolan is finishing up 3rd grade. I have an ARD appointment tomorrow, but I think I will opt for therapy at the local school in the upcoming year.
Josiah blessed my heart greatly today. He asked if he could take Stacia and Zander to the park. The rest of us were able to get a lot of school done while they were gone. I'm sure they made memories with their big brother. We're all glad to have him home more now that he isn't racing to college early each day. Stacia still hasn't stopped talking about the slide and swing.
I took Jared to the gym. I love spending time with my young men.
Mike got home. I love spending time with my old man. ::snort:: ::gasp::
Seriously, Mike and I took Nolan out on a date tonight. We spelled out all the speech options. He likes the idea of going to the local school once a week and working with a couple of others his age on his speech. We're relieved. I thought he'd be very let down. What an answer to prayer. Thanks Diane, our SHS speech therapist, for giving me your opinion. Thanks SHS moderators for praying with me as to how to approach it with Nolan. All is at peace.
Mike is reading the end of The Last Battle to the boys, I think. The house is quiet. Ah.....