Friday, September 29, 2006

New friends

Wow, long time-no post. We've been chugging along here. Lowell finally is on the good side of his cold and seems to be feeling a lot better. He's verbalizing more and more. Last night he turned off all the lights before going up to bath and said "dark" appropriately. Cool! In other news, I went to a workshop on potty training your autistic child. Yikes..sounds like it may take awhile! Lowell also has a new pediatrician that came highly recommended. She seems quite nice and very accomodating. I like that she wants to do some blood work. We've never gone that route and it would put my mind at ease to know that all is "balanced" in his body, as much as it can be!

As you can see in these pictures, Lowell really got into his Baby Einstein puppets tonight. We gave them to him for his birthday. He hadn't shown any interest in them, but tonight went over and put them on his hands. He didn't "talk" to them at all, but was intrigued with them and the fact that they matched the characters in his video. Pretty cool! Last night Lowell was drawing on his Doodle Pro and drew numbers 1-23 all by himself, with no prompting. They even looked like the right numbers:) In school today they said he's now counting up into the 60's. He's been really making some great progress lately.

I did a little project on my other blog about this, but I thought the article written by Temple Grandin would be of interest to you.


Mary D. said...

Thank you for the link to Temple's article. I hadn't read it before nor had I heard it on NPR. What a great link! I have been reading through many of the essays and want to keep reading.

I am so glad for all of Lowell's progress and for his continued growth. You have a great blog and I enjoy catching up on what's going on with Lowell and your family.

Lisa Boston said...

Kari - I'm thrilled to hear about Lowell's verbal skills improving. Isn't it wonderful when you start hearing them express what they are thinking? See you in a couple of days. Great pics!