Tuesday, January 10, 2012

this is huge for us.

having an emotional morning after doing some reading with payton. 
from a reading perspective and from a speech perspective.

we honestly never knew what her capabilities would be... or could be.
we always just hope for the best.
she continues to blow us out of the water.

she works so hard.
and each milestone deserves 100 gold metals.

she is reading. 
she can finally say her name.

this is huge for us.

23 comments:

  1. Way to go Payton!!

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  2. Judy (satterfield) HambletonJanuary 10, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    so cute.. I got teary when she said, "I love mommy!" such a sweetie! great work!

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  3. Big smile on my face for the rest of the day!! Love her! Good job Payton and mama too!!

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  4. Thats awesome!! ...and the ending...awwwww!!!!!!

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  5. I LOVE it...cantr wait until Alexa is reading!!

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  6. Lots of hard work all around. Where do we mail 100 gold metals to?!!!!! Sniff sniff. Huge huge huge just HUGE. I can't wait to join you. Now more and more and writing and math and....

    Tips on the name? My son occasionally signs his name and is getting earnest with his desires and saying mine (today in fact he did it lots and as a fluke or what I don't know but he said mom mE VERY clearly) but does WHO ARE YOU? work better than whats your name?

    Any other name recognition or prompts to saying it? Maybe our names are tough to say...

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  7. Awesome!!  Way to go Payton and your cool momma too.

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  8. Way to go, Payton! And her proud momma! Lucas is at about the same place and it's thrilling to see it all coming together as a sign of all the possibilities that lay ahead for them. Exciting times!

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  9. I'm not sure, I always tend to say things or request things 2-3 different ways, mostly to teach universal language (i.e. someone at school might ask the same thing of them a different way) and because in teaching Nika the English language, I have done this for her. I swear it must just be built into me because I think I do it a lot to make sure they understand, or to get a response from them by using the language they respond best to. I think this will also help with cognitive testing because the test giver will ask them one way and if they are used to hearing that same question another way, then they will fail. And that isn't fair.

    Anyway, sorry for the book response. LOL.

    This is so exciting for us mostly because with Payton's apraxia, she was not physically able to say some of these words, even if she could have read them a year ago. So now that she has (or has SOME) of both components, we can put it together.

    And she was NOT saying PAYTON at the beginning of the school year, so that is new within the past month or two, which I love! I was so nervous about her going into school and having people ask her what her name was and her not being able to respond. Now she can, and she corrects people all the time when they refer to her as a nickname or if they say, for example, "Girlfriend." Haha... she cracks me up.

    I think for Payton it has been a culmination of speech therapy, being in school, hearing other kids say her name, etc... it finally put her over the edge to say it. LOVE.

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  10. she is soooo sweet!  What an awesome milestone!!!  Brady also has mild apraxia - it is soooo great to hear them finally get sounds down and she is a great reader!  Woot woot!!!

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  11. by the way - not sure how to comment from my blogger account - i am anne and whitney's mom (laura) - i love love love seeing payton reading and hearing how great her speech is!!! thanks bethany!

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  12. Isn't there a google option? Thought they were the same. No worries, I got you!! :)

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  13. Awesome awesome awesome!!!  She is doing SO good!!!

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  14. That is wonderful.....

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  15. THat is just gorgeous!! Bringing memories of earlier in the year when Rubes started to read.  Great job Payton!!!

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  16. She is beautiful, way to go Payton!

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  17. That is huge!  And, awesome!  And, amazing!  And, beautiful.  And...  LOVE IT!  So proud of Payton!  I teared up.  I love her emphasis on her 'k', too.  And, the I love you Momma.  *melted heart*

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  18. Wow, way to go Payton and Mom!  Thanks for sharing, not only is it great to see all that Peyton has achieved, it makes me hopeful as well. 

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  19. Way to go Payton!   Great job!  I love it!

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  20. I teared up at the end, thank you for sharing!!! Way to to Payton!!!! 

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  21. Yay Payton girl! Will she read to me at practice one day? :)))))

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  22. Oh this melts my heart!! Way to go Payton. My "typical" six yr old isn't even reading at this level.

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