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Southern Ivy

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  1. Southern Ivy

    need a dessert suggestion . .

    Crazy enough, I have never had it plain!!! I was first introduced to it with blueberry pie filling and that's all we do now. haha I need to try it like that.
  2. Southern Ivy

    Never mind :)

    We did it the pretest about a year ago and she did AWFUL. That was before we did the CTOPP to see where her deficits were, ADHD meds, and all the therapy. I should do it again and see how she does. The SLP was working on quite a few things including phonological processing. We have work sent home, so we're doing it at home and at speech. Dd also works on the HearBuilder app at home and does some phonological awareness stuff. I do know that dd has met all or most of her initial goals pertaining to the MRELD (which is partially why we did the CELF again), but I honestly don't remember everything that was listed. We had so much in the beginning. 😕 We haven't reevaluated the goals yet, but I know the SLP will be doing that soon.
  3. Southern Ivy

    need a dessert suggestion . .

    Sopapilla Cheesecake is really easy and versatile. I used to make it for all the parties and potlucks I used to go to. I like to put pie filling on top of the cheesecake mixture, then put the top crust on. The most popular has been apple pie filling with caramel sauce. Then when it's done cooking, I do a drizzle of caramel sauce on top.
  4. Southern Ivy

    Never mind :)

    We have to slow down a lot, so I'm anticipating it'll be more like 150 EZ lessons or something like that. haha
  5. Southern Ivy

    Never mind :)

    Yeah, I'm hoping the new curriculum will help with the "almost always a hit" aspect. I've seen a lot of recommendations for the 100 Easy Lessons in my APD group on Facebook, so I grabbed it and the next Explode the Code level (she did really well with ETC beginning books). (Her other curriculum didn't have enough reinforcement for her, so I'm hoping this does the trick. If not, oh well. I got them used. lol)
  6. Southern Ivy

    Never mind :)

    For real! We had a big dance party. She had a hard time believing that she read, though. "That's not reading. Looking at big words and knowing what they say - THAT is reading. I just looked at little words and put sounds together." I had to call my mom who reassured her that she did, in fact, read. lol Yes, our SLP and our new OT are fabulous! She has really bonded with them both, which helps.
  7. Southern Ivy

    Never mind :)

    No idea. I had to come up with something! lol We pretty much just did the CELF again for comparative data, to see where her numbers were falling. (This is what was used for her Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder.) She still struggles with the phonological processing. Letter sounds are hit or miss, but we're getting more hits than misses now, which is good. It's definitely slower, but she was able to fumble her way through the first BOB book (Mat sat. Sam sat. etc.) Having a purpose behind the sounds (and her desire to read) is helping and we're getting ready to try a different reading curriculum that I've heard can be good for APD. She's hearing rhymes and identifying phonological differences more easily and the SLP is implementing Buffalo Method strategies to help with that. Also, not sure where the narrative language is right now; but it's not low, I know that. I do know they do a lot of picture narratives - she will look at pictures and tell what she thinks is going on, they do games and play with a doll house and she's supposed to talk about what's happening. She always does really well with that, too. We go back to Able Kids in May, so I'm curious to see if her CANS has developed more and her APD is slightly improved or if most of her improvement has been due to therapy and ADHD medication.
  8. Southern Ivy

    Never mind :)

    Oh my gosh - I've been meaning to get tips on chocolate covered ants. I always seem to burn them. Can not figure it out. Might be because I'm using fire ants...😕 Side note and not so humble mom brag - Yesterday, dd's SLP talked to me about her second CELF5 scores. When we first tested her, she was a year or more below her age in almost all the sections. This time, she's above her age in almost all sections! Her listening comprehension is the highest of all which is a miracle considering she has auditory processing disorder! It was hard not to get up and do a full-on happy dance!
  9. Southern Ivy

    Talk me into buying an Instant Pot (or not)

    Meh 🤷‍♀️ I wasn't a fan. However, I sold mine to my best friend and she swears by it! I think it just honestly depends on your life and how you like/need to cook.
  10. Southern Ivy

    Never mind :)

    Found what I needed. 🙂
  11. Southern Ivy

    gift idea for 6 year old

    I got them for my nephew's birthday. He loves them.
  12. Southern Ivy

    gift idea for 6 year old

    My friends have this for their 3 boys : Summit Rock Climber If that's too expensive, then maybe a rock climbing wall (either indoors or out). Does he build fort outside? Sticklets are awesome for connecting sticks and making forts.
  13. Southern Ivy

    Ignore this thread!

    HA - I was trying to figure out why you were so excited about my toilet! Yeah - the doctor even cleared dad to drive (oh goodness!! Mom says it's going to be awhile, though) and that he could stop speech therapy (they're just working on short term memory). The doctor said that with the interactions dad has with people, that he feels comfortable letting him top the therapy. They go for testing in a couple weeks to see about disability. The doctor and the insurance adjuster really don't think they'll have a problem. Per the doctor, the files state "severe traumatic brain injury", which is just a step above death in their book. ? So, even though there is extreme progress, he doesn't expect a denial because of the diagnosis, neither does the adjuster; but they both say, when you're dealing with the government, you can never tell.
  14. Southern Ivy

    Ignore this thread!

    HAHA - just one this time. But, the dork turned the water off while mom and dad were here to keep the water from running. Like, DUDE! The water has been running for at least 3 months! lol One day isn't going to make a huge difference. *face palm*
  15. Southern Ivy

    Ignore this thread!

    Mom and Dad came to visit. It was so nice. Dad is even growing his beard back. It's like he's himself finally. Also, DH is fixing the toilet. This should be interesting...
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