Dec 3, 2007
Ian just had speech therapy at the hospital today and I didn't really hear a report on how it went. This afternoon, I spent some time with him working on writing on a dry-erase board. At first he didn't want anything to do with it, but then he finally started holding the marker. He held it for awhile and for probably 20 minutes we worked on him touching the marker to the board and just making some scribbles. It was so fun to see him holding the marker (he's going to be ambidextrous now because he's using his left hand- by the way I have no idea how to spell "ambidextrous") and he really did an awesome job at moving the marker around on the board. He attempted to draw a circle after I showed him how. I was holding his hand that held the pen and was writing some words so he could become familiar with the movement of writing. I've been thinking lately how wonderful it would be if he could write to us. We know he can read, so even though it may be a lofty goal, I want him to write too.
Thank you always for praying. As we've been saying for awhile, he's in there. We just have to help him learn how to get out.