Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Gracie's annual EVAL

I'm very behind on my blogging these days so please bare with me. Last week was a very crazy week. What was suppose to be an hour long OT turned out to be Gracie's annual evaluation with the VA Beach Early Intervention Program. It's hard to believe she has been receiving these services for a year already. The basically take a look at her past goals and compare them to where she is now. She is also tested Cognitive, Speech, Fine Motor, and Gross Motor skills. They score these against the ELAP, which I have forgotten what that stands for. Basically it is the standard testing for babies/toddlers/kids across the board. Typically and non-typically developing.

Here are Gracie's scores! Can I get a drum roll please..

Gross Motor- 21 months
Fine Motor- 18 months (this is based on her right side, the weaker side, but is a big improvement)
Receptive speech- 30 months
Projected speech-21 months
Cognitive- 24 months

Praise God!!! She is right on track and a head in every area with the exception of Fine Motor with her right side! If it weren't for her automatic qualification (because of her diagnosis) she would not even qualify for these services due to her scores! We are soooo proud of her!

During Gracie's evaluation we had them take a look at Reese as well. She currently has an educator come out once a month to work on basic things because she is so young still. However, they were so impressed with her development that we decided to move up her start date for PT so we can continue with this forward progression. Reese started rolling over at 3 months, which the therapist said is 6 month skill. She is also reaching for and transferring toys from one hand to another which is a 5 month skill. She too is a head of the game and we couldn't be happier!

Even if our kids weren't doing as well as they are we would still be just as proud and love them just as much. They are overcoming all odds and doing what other "typically" developing children do at the same rate if not faster. We have very determined little girls and are so excited to see them accomplish each milestone. Thank you all for your support and prayers over the past year with Grace and now with the past four months with Reese! We know your prayers were heard! God has blessed us more than we ever imagined possible!


rosemary said...

Way to go Reese and Grace!! We are so proud of both of you and grateful to the Lord for your beautiful little lives!