Hello everyone, Well, both kids just completed The Listening Program® Album 5 this week.
Sydney hummed and played with her toys while listening. She has gained an additional 2 levels in reading! Whoo Hoo. Her anxiety was up just a little when we first started album 5 but a little extra sensory integration album took care of that!
And, Austin is just soaring more and more in spelling out his words, remembering information for tests, more outgoing. We just came back from a varsity basketball tournament. I thought for sure he would hold his ears through most of the whistle blowing and buzzer sounding off! In the beginning of the game, he lightly plugged his ears the first two times the buzzer went off. After that, not at all for the remainder of the 2, 3,and 4th quarters.
He also used the mens bathroom independently with many other men and boys all around without incident. This is a first folks!!!! Huge Huge for him. He insisted he knew where the boys bathroom was and needed to go now not wait until we got home. Before he would not even attempt a new bathroom, let alone with several other guys coming in and out!!!! At first, he looked at me a with hesitation before walking in and asked if I could go. I told him that I could not because I am a lady and can only use the ladies restroom. He was ok and went on in. I was sooo nervous that I asked a gentleman coming out of the restroom if he could see a young boy with a blue coat on, using the restroom and if he was ok. The man replied, “Sure, he is on his way out.” I almost cried.
Well, I did later when he was not around. I bragged and bragged to him about how grown up that was for him to do!
My children are much more difficult to raise and keep healthy than most but it is all good! They have inspired me in so many ways! I am blessed!!
Gerri, mommy to 2 kids recoverying from mito (mitocondrial disease)