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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tyler is 28 now

And such an old man! I'm kidding, I'm kidding! His birthday was yesterday...kinda crazy, because he turned 28 and he was 20 when I met him!!

He's still as handsome as he was when he was 20 :)

I love you, Babe!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pumpkin bread



Oh my. So, my Aunt Patty posted on Facebook that she made pumpkin bread. I had a pumpkin sitting on the table from Halloween so I thought that would be perfect to use it for.

Aunt Linda gave me my Grandma Ruth's recipe. It was easy to make and oh.my.god. It is SO damn good. I made 5 mini loaves and holy shit dude....it's GOOD. So good, I've ate probably 3 loaves myself, already....um ya, can't believe I just admitted that!

Could be why I have not lost any weight lately....considering I just made banana bread last week and ate all of that.

Good lord, I have a problem. A bread problem.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Speech appt. this morning...

I'm just going to type everything out, because I have NO IDEA how to use Tyler's scanner. A lot of it is techinical crap, but if you want me to explain something, I will do my best.

Here are the evaluation procedures:
Development Assessment of Young Children-Social-Emotional (DAYC)
Curriculum-Based Assessment (Child development checklist)
Oral Peripheral Examination
Informal Assessment of Voice
Informal Assessment of Fluency
Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation-2 (GFTA:2)
Clinical assessment of Articulation and Phonology (CAAP)
Hodson's Assessment of Phonological Patterns- Third Edition (HAPP-3)
Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4)
Receptive One Word Picture Vocabulary test (ROWPVT)
Expressive one word picture vocabulary test (EOWPVT)

Evaluation Results: Peyton accompanied this examiner to the evaluation without visible signs of distress. He was pleasant and cooperative and participated well in the evaluation process. His spontaneous speech contains numerous sound substitution and omissions errors which make intelligibility difficult without context clues. Peyton's testing behavior is judged by this examiner to be adequate for his age.

Social-Emotional: The DAYC Social-Emotional was completed to assess Peyton's social-emotional skills. Results of this procedure indicate that Peyton's social-emotional skills are within the higher-than-average range with a standard score of 121.

Curriculum-Based Assessment: The Child Development Checklist was completed to determine Peyton's performace in the areas of gross motor, social and play, pre-academic, oral language, language comprehension, music/story, self-help, and fine motor. Results of this procedure indicate that Peyton is performing 100% of the gross motor skills; 100% of the social and play skills, 100% of the pre-academic skills; 100% of the oral language skills; 100% of the language comprehension skills; 100% of the music/story/art skills; 100% of the self-help skills; and 67% of the fine motor skills.

Oral Peripheral Examination: A visual inspection of Peyton's lips, dentition, tongue, and palates was attempted to asses adequacy for speech production. Results of this procedure reveal a judgement of normal structure and function of the oral mechanism for the purpose of speech production. Limited visualization of Peyton's tonsils occured due to obscurity of his tongue.

Informal Assessment of Voice: An assessment of Peyton's voice quality, resonance, pitch, and intensity was performed during conversational discourse. Results of this procedure reveal a judgement of normal voice for Peyton's age and gender.

Informal Assessment of Fluency: An informal assessment of Peyton's speech fluency was also performed during conversational discourse. Results of this informal procedure indicate a judgement of normal rate and rhythm with no dysfluencies noted to occur.

SPEECH: The GOldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation:2: was administered to assess Peyton's production of consonant sounds in initial, medial, and final positions of single words. This assessment procedure yields a standard score, percentile range, and age equivalent. Standard scores are based on a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.

Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation
Raw score: 59
Standard score: 69
Percentile rank: 1
Age equivalent: <2-0

Substitutions:
Initial position: / d/g, t/k, p/f, t/sh, t/ch, d/j, t/thumb, b/v, t/s, d/z, d/this /
Medial position: / d/g, t/k, p/f, n/ing, t/sh, t/ch, d/j, b/v, t/s, d/z, d/feather /
Final position: / b/bl, b/br, d/dr, p/fl, p/fr, d/gl, -/gr, t/kl, t/kw, p/pl, t/sl, p/sp, t/st, t/sw, t/tr /
Blends: / b/bl, b/br, d/dr, p/fl, p/fr, d/gl, -/gr, t/kl, t/kr, t/kw, p/pl, t/sl, p/sp, t/st, t/sw, t/tr /

Omissions:
Initial omissions: / -/w, -/h, -/y, -/l, -/r /
Medial omissions: / -/d, -/l, -/r, -/bathtub /
Final omissions: / -/l, -/z /

The HAPP-3 was administered to assess Peyton's speech for phonological deviations. The HAPP-3 yields severity ratings (i.e., normal, mild, moderate, severe, and profound) based on the number of phonological deviations and the percentage of phonological deviations produced. This assessment procedure utilizes objects/pictures for the purpose of eliciting spontaneous productions. HAPP-3 guidelines suggest the phonological deviations occuring greater than 40 percent should be targeted for remediation.

HAPP-3
Phonological Deviations:
Word syllable structures (omissions only)/ Percentage of occurance
Syllables 13%
Consonant sequences/clusters 97%
Prevocalic singletons 25%
Intervocalic singletons 7%
Postvocalic singletons 3%

Consonant category deficiencies:
Liquid (l) 100%
Liquid (r) 90%
nasals 0%
glides 80%
stridents 100%
velars 100%
backing 7%

TOTAL OCCURANCE OF MAJOR PHONOLOGICAL DEVIATIONS :141
SEVERITY INTERVAL HIGH SEVERE

The CAAP was administered to assess Peyton's articulation skills in initial and final positions of single words, consonant clusters, and multisyllabic words. This assessment procedure yields standard scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents. Standard scores are based on a mean of 100 with a standard deviation of 15. Spontaneous productions are elicited via picure stimuli. Based on Peyton's responses, the following results were obtained:

Consonant inventory: 68
Standard score: <55
Percentile rank: <1
Age equivalent: <2-9

Substitutions:
These are pretty much the same as the others....I'm NOT typing them all out! :)

Language: The Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) was administered to assess Peyton's basic concepts of language, receptively and expressively, in the ares of attention, vocabulary, quantity, quality, spatial, time/sequence, morphology,syntax, integrative thinking skills, vocal development, and social communication. This assessment procedure yields standard scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents. Standard scores are based on a mean of 100 with a standard deviation of 15. Language strengths and weakness can be determined based on the child's chronological age.

Preschool Language Scale-4

standard scores/percentile rank/age equivalent
Auditory comprehension: 132/98/5-0
expressive language: 122/93/4-2
total language: 131/98/4-6
*no language weakness recorded.

STRENGTHS:
indentifies colors/makes inferences/indentifies categories/understands picture analogies/understands more and most/understands expanded sentences/understands tall, long, and short/understands shapes/understands spatial concepts/understands "er" endings/understands time concepts "night and day"/ understands qualitative concepts/understands noun + 2 modifying adjectives/ indentifies an object that doesn't belong/indentifies body parts on self/understands quantity concepts "3" and "5"/ orders objects from largest to smallest/ indentifies initial sounds.

LANGUAGE STRENGTHS:
answers questions logically/uses words to describe physical state/completes analogies/answers hypothetical questions/answers "where" questions/names object that is described/ answers "why" questions/ names categories/ uses adjectives to describe objects/ uses "er" endings/ describes similarities.

The ROWPVT was administered to assess Peyton's receptive language skills. Responses are elicited by requesting the child to "point to" or "show me" specific pictures named from a set of four pictures per page. The RWOPVT yields standard scored, percentile ranks, and age equivalents. Standard scores are based on a mean of 100 with a standard deviation of 15. Based on Peyton's responses, the following results were obtained:
Raw score: 56
Standard score: 122
Percentile rank: 93
Age equivalent: 4-11

The EOWPVT was administered to assess Peyton's expressive language skills. Responses are elicited by requesting the child to name pictures. This assessment procedure yields standard scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents. Based on Peyton's responses, the following results were obtained:
Raw score: 37
Standard score: 104
Percentile rank: 61
Age equivalent: 3-6

SO, there ya have it. He's doing really good, just has some major issues in some places. I just love that she was so ready to work with him. She said I've done a good job myself and to continue what I'm doing...that's always good to hear!!

He starts November 23rd!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Last night of soccer


YAY!! I know, I know...that's terrible. But it's getting cold and the coaches SUCK and well, I've over it! It start back up again in March or maybe it's February....maybe I'll be ready for it again by then.


Tonight is the "awards ceremony" I guess that's what it's called. I *think* they get a trophy, which is totally cool. There's also a parent/child game. Tyler's coming home early so he can play, cause ya KNOW I'm not gonna get out there and run around, HAHA. I'll post some pictures another day.

Oh and did I mention it's FREEZING .....ugh!

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