Sunday, September 26, 2010
A New Project
We always knew the triplets would have some learning disabilities, most high order multiples do. We didn't know to what degree they would. After extensive evaluations Alexander was deemed age appropriate but Emerson and Maxim where diagnosed as being language development delayed. They have been undergoing speech therapy for the last 6 months or so and they have made HUGE improvements. Max is speaking in sentences and Emerson's vocabulary has increased hugely.
We had a meeting with the school advisers and they suggested the boys go to pre-school with a program that was language based. But the thought of splitting them up made me feel anxious. After David and I discussed it we realized the best decision for all of us would be for me to home school the boys. I immediately went to work researching language based curriculum's and different ways to increase their language, all while helping Alex develop at his pace and even nurturing the baby's developmental needs.
As of September 20th, 2010 I have begun homeschooling my 4 youngest boys. The first week went well despite the fact that we all had an unbelievable head cold. We start the day with music, we do the calender(month, day, year, season and weather), we do a craft, then go on to a worksheet, flash cards, puzzles, more music and then finally a story and clean up time. This sometimes varies according to their moods but I basically try my best to keep to a schedule. They love music. It seems to be their favorite. Max and Emerson are still having speech therapy on top of the home schooling. All this is doing wonders for their brain development. I know I am doing the best for them all. Now if I could just get them potty trained, life would be perfect!