I tried to share a video once & I don't think anyone was able to watch it. So I finally got a youtube account and posted my video online--hoping you will be able to view his progress! (I don't know any other way to share a video..)
Eli's therapist has been working like crazy with Eli & his ABC's. When Eli left preschool he could identify only a couple of his alphabet. So that was end of May when he graduated. Eli right now is going to summer school, besides his therapy sessions. And just this week when I picked Eli up from his preschool, his teacher said, "Eli is doing so well with his alphabet. Even in random order, and he knows the hard ones like, W." I was so pleased to hear this!! Sometimes I wonder if he does things only for his therapist, so it is nice to hear him use the knowledge he is learning somewhere else!!
Here is a video of Eli practicing his ABC's:
Eli's YouTube Video
Hopefully, you can click the above line & it will take you to Eli's movie! Let me know if it doesn't work..
Eli is talking SO much more. He is putting sentences together & he is copying things he hears Chad & I say. He is also learning to be more independent. He is finally dressing himself. And just two days ago he went potty without having to tell Chad & I that he was going! Which is nice, so that he doesn't have an accident if he can't reach us.
You can tell Eli is so happy with his own progress--being able to communicate better & proud when he says or does new things. It's crazy to think he has a therapist come 5 days a week, from 1:15-3:45 each day. Poor guy--& some days it isn't easy on him. But because of this ABA therapy, he is making this progress & one day he will be grateful for us pushing him so hard.
I am so happy Eli is able to continue learning, each day I am learning to be ok that it's at a different speed than most kids. I am just so grateful that he is able to learn & keep progressing. I love this boy SO much! He is teaching me A LOT & helping me to be a better person, (although it's a very slow process & hope he can forgive me for my mistakes & impatience a long the way.)
Here's some pics from our latest vacation in Lava. LOVED this trip & so did this boy!
|He calls swimming, "swims!"|
|Eli had SO much fun with his cousins! We have a great family.|
I have more I want to post--but should get started on my Monday. Enjoy your week!