Friday, I will be taking Griffin for his cognitive and speech evaluation for PreK enrollment. I sat down and wrote all of his accomplishments so that I can hand it over to them, ensuring that I would not forget to tell them anything. Thought I would share it with y'all tonight!
Griffin has been out of the orphanage for 4 months and a few days.
-Completely learned to walk from scratch. Learned to do 2 steps during our month with him in the orphanage. He walks 99% of the time.
-Can identify facial features (may mix some up)-eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, belly, piggies (toes)
-Signs independently-more, please, milk, mama(not sure if he has made the connection on mama yet)
-Signs with assistance-bus, all done, banana
-Plays with toys:
-Can assemble a wooden puzzle with large pieces with assistance (needs help wiggling them into place).
-Can use the toy gumball machine appropriately. Puts the ball in, presses lever, ball comes out, giggles, repeat.
-Can put toy coins into slot.
-Plays with small dinosaurs by walking them around.
-Plays toy instruments like tambourine and xylophone .
-Finger-play: (initiates these songs on his own with hand motions)
-Itsy Bitsy Spider
-Twinkle Little Star
-Rock the Griffin-a made up song, we push and pull like Row Your Boat.
-Griffity Dude-ka-another made up song to the tune of Zippity Doo-day, claps and waves hands with the beat.
-This Little Piggy
-Knows how to hold feet up for socks and shoes and will attempt to put his feet into them on his own if I hold them open.
-Pushes arms through sleeves.
-Brushes teeth and hair.
-Knows how to do "soft touches" and will stroke hair and face.
-Responds to "come, come, come!" "up, up, up!" (and will stand). "no, no, nyet!" Responds better to commands in 3s.
-Knows that plugs go in sockets.
-Doors that aren't closed will be closed by him.
-Can tell that he is using his tongue to move food around now, side to side motion.
-Feeds self finger foods but will pack food quickly. Raisins are easiest for him to chew and swallow.
-Uses sippy cup with soft spout. Will now drink cold drinks like milk and very diluted juice. Loves milk with ovaltine, preferably heated.
-Rejects cheese if placed before him on his tray. However, he will eat it if I feed it to him.
-Oatmeal is still a huge trigger when it's gone. Cries.
-Gets upset when empty dishes are removed from table but will stop when I tell him "no".
-Gets upset, sometimes, when he hears a dish scraped by a spoon or fork.
Slow dances with me and will take the lead. Tries to sing if I don't start singing first.
Gives kisses to me willingly. Sometimes he will pat my back as if he is giving me a hug.
Will place my hands under his arms to be lifted.
Learned to propel himself in the swing at OT.
Will slide independently on his tummy down a slide.
If you know that I have missed something, let me know! LOL.
Oh!! Little G has a Dora purse... Griffin picked it up and as he was walking, he tried to hold the strap by placing it between his chin and chest with no hands. I finally showed him that it goes on his shoulder and then he was very happy. SHHHH! Don't tell Chris! haha
Love and Hugs!!