Monday, June 28, 2010



Mary has AMC. Support awareness for this disability by wearing blue on Wednesday!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Mary's favorite children's song is Itsy Bitsy Spider. I am grateful that DynaVox has that programmed on their "Young Child" pages! It is one thing that Mary is using to learn DynaVox with. Mary really loves the DynaVox, but has only had it a few days. She has made a couple of choices - books, songs and TV shows.
They way she uses it is by hitting the blue switch when the device scans -visually and auditorily- the desired item. The device then says the choice that Mary made.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Mary communicates in a variety of ways.

facial expressions


eye gaze (sort of)


and she just tried our friend's Dynavox today!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What is Mary up to?

Where do I start with all the new things Mary is doing now? She is doing to a typical nursery school and has a lot of friends there. Mary loves to have stories read to her. Her favorites are the Froggy series and Arthur series. Mary also likes to play in the activity room where she can roll around on the mat and try to stay away from the kids on bikes!
She has started horseback riding and swimming and really loves them both! Mary is constantly pretending to ride her pony, Scotty! She is really into barn animals and goes around the house pretending to be a chicken, as well!
Mary loves her baby-sitter, Jamie, and they are planning a trip to the Strong Museum of Play this summer. I am sure it will be a hit and we will have to become members!