Ruby is doing better in speech therapy. She is performing the 'tongue to the top of her mouth' task we ask her to more consistently. (Not to be confused with the 'tongue behind the teeth' task we are really after.) She still isn't able to keep it up there when she makes the 't' sound though, and we've been
Ruby really does know her colors, but if you hit her when she's not in the mood, she will not demonstrate that skill for you. It has happened on more than one occasion when she and I have been in an evaluation, or with a teacher or therapist and they have asked her to point to or pick up the item of a certain color, and Ruby will not correctly comply. However, I bought a new
I realized the other day just how many letters Ruby does recognize. While
I picked up small tongs this week for Ruby to work with in an effort to improve her fine motor skills. I would still like to see her use her pincer more often than not (she still 'rakes' to pick up cheerios or nuts on her high chair tray when she gets tired). I picked up a pack of cotton puffs for her to practice picking up; she's a pro. I need to find something harder for her to pick up, I guess.
We don't ask Ruby's PT to come by very often anymore. Ruby still has some delays in that area, but much less than any other, so it's not our first priority right now. Ruby is close to running (coming down the driveway or our street, gravity helps her and she gets some serious 'run stride' going). She isn't jumping yet, but we are working on a few strategies to try and encourage that.