Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sam's Progress

While I was dealing with the doctors last Wednesday, Richard went to Sam's school conference.

Overall Sam has made a lot of improvements. His biggest strength is his cognitive ability (quick learner, remem­bering, problem-solving, and paying atten­tion).

He's the oldest in his classroom, so he is a big helper.

The areas he still needs to work on are:

* separation anxiety
* transitioning from adult interaction to child interactions
* gross motor

The separation anxiety has gotten better, but Sam still has bad days and good days. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that we don't use baby sitters much and Sam is an only-child.

Sam likes to relate to people one-on-one and large groups tend to intimidate him. He likes playing with one or two people at a time.

I think both of these things will continue to develop as he has a chance to use them more, like in school. I too like relating to smaller groups, but I grew up in a large family so I enjoy the commotion too.

Around getting floors redone and our vacation to California, I have a general (flexible) schedule for the day planned out.

6:30 - 9:00       Get up, dressed, breakfast, chores, walk dog
9:00 - 10:00      School with Mom
10:00 - 12:00     Errands, library, zoo...etc
12:00             Lunch
12:30             Quiet Time (Nap time is slowly coming to an end, but some days he still needs it.)
2:00 - 4:00       Pool time/games/art
4:00 - 5:00       TV time (Henry HuggleMonster, Handy Manny, Jungle Junction, Octonauts etc.)
5:00 - 6:00       Dinner
6:00 - 7:30        Play outside
7:30 - 8:30        Bath time, play board games, read, bedtime

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