SPT – Sing A Song

Yesterday I had a transition meeting with Ham’s service coordinator to work out the details moving from in-home therapy to services with the school district. I am a little apprehensive to put it mildly. We have been lucky enough to be in a program where he gets one-on-one therapy for 3 or 4 hours a week in our home and once he turns 3 in January he no longer qualifies for that program. Even with our insurance, there is no way that we can afford to pay out-of-pocket for all the therapy he gets. I like the program the school has and I think it is a good one, it just can’t compare to what he has been getting. Right now he has an amazing speech therapist that is really pushing him and helping me with better ways to teach him. He is using words and they are so much easier to understand than grunting. How nice it must be to finally be able to get across to people what you really want and have people actually listen to you. I really wouldn’t know because I am a Mom, but for him it must be fabulous!


One of the new talents he had discovered is singing. On Saturday night I was laying in bed with him and I started singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and his usual response is “No, too loud”, but on this night he started singing with me. It was so wonderful to be there together and singing. Unfortunately he decided to showcase his new talent on Sunday at Church, during Sacrament Meeting, right in the middle of the Sacrament, with his rendition of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. I guess he has been listening and learning these songs and storing them up for the best quiet time to share them with everyone.


So maybe the next thing we work on is timing.


  1. ah really to darling though..

    To bad he will not be able to get the same quality help he is getting now..

    It is times like these when you wish you had unlimited funds. Or knew someone who did.

  2. My oldest didn't start talking (in understandable language) until he was nearly four. It was such a scary time going to discouraging meetings with speech therapists and wondering if he would ever be able to fully communicate. But at four something clicked in his brain and he's been fine ever since. I hope everything works out for your little guy too.

  3. Being a special educator, I say have faith in your school district! It will be a hard transition to go from such intensive therapy to something different, I'm sure. Change is always hard. Don't sign that IEP until you are completely satisfied with what you want for your son :)

    Too bad you don't live in San Diego. My mom is the best speech therapist around, but then again, I'm biased.

  4. I hope everything works out! MY son Jakob also gets at home therapy for his learning disability

  5. Oh Lene that is toooooo funny!
    I am so proud of him and where he has came in a very short time.
    He truly has had amazing therapist...but more ...a totally awesome and amazing MOM!
    I love you

  6. That is just too funny!! I remember my nephew yelling fire truck with an F! Right during sacrament many many years ago...

  7. I don't think anyone minded hearing him sing during the sacrament. What a cutie. I really, really hope he still makes progress at the school.