With Violet's birthday just around the corner (or this Saturday), we were headed to her well-child appointment today. Again, she's grown and even gained a little bit of weight, compared to last year. Finally, Missy Violet is not only tall but also heavy enough for a booster seat! She'll be so excited to finally get out of her "baby" seat.
But besides her physical progress, also motor skills, language, and other areas were taken into consideration and evaluated. For a while now, we are suspecting that Violet has some sort of auditive comprehension issues, and her kindergarten teacher is in the same opinion. The results at the doctor confirmed a lot of what we've already knew. She's still a little behind on her motor skills, which may well be due to her long, skinny body built, her rapid growth spurts, and her vision impairment. Her language skills are fairly good, with only minor issues. She was able to concentrate so well during the tests and also scored well on the hearing test.
Our greatest issue at the moment is definitely her auditive comprehension. We have received a referral to a special clinic to check if there are any physical issues that may cause her problems even though her primary hearing may be well. We are also going to schedule an appointment with early intervention to have her evaluated there.
As Lily is leaving the program, Violet will most likely follow on her heels. We are very thankful having the opportunity to give our children the support they may need for a successful future. Having been through the experience with Lily, we know that they are sometimes over-correcting things, but as she always enjoyed the sessions and showed rapid improvement especially in the beginning, we are confident that Violet will also benefit greatly from the project. We're also planning on enrolling both girls in dancing or gym classes, to help them improve their body awareness and support Violet's development in motor skills.
Violet herself seemed to have been exhausted by the appointment. I came home late tonight, and she definitely needed some extra cuddle time this evening. She's currently sleeping peacefully in my bed after having been cuddled to sleep.