Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Much Better Night

Nolan's nose is still a little runny, but he didn't have any difficulty breathing last night.* It was nice for us all to get some rest, and hopefully Sunday night was just a fluke.

In other news, we met with Nolan's new Teacher of the Deaf last Friday, and she is absolutely wonderful. It is nice to have someone who knows what "figure-ground" means (skills relating to hearing in background noise). She is going to bring us a pre-literacy hierarchy list and keep us headed in the right direction for Nolan's overall academic success. We have a once-per-month consultation with her, so we get regular guidance throughout the school year. Nolan's language skills are really great, but he does have some socialization and sensory integration issues (oddly enough, he is overly sensitive to lots of sound). By working on pre-literacy skills, we hope to give him a running start for kindergarten.

*Other than his typical breathing difficulty, that is. He still woke up and wandered around for an hour or so, but that is "normal" for Nolan!


rouchi said...

Good, his cold is better! And you are lucky you have found someone to help with his literacy skills.We still have to find an English speech therapist here in Germany.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Good news, indeed :D Glad for the positive experience with the TOD, and really glad for a better night's sleep. WHEW!

xraevision said...

Great to hear that Nolan is feeling better. Our kids can't learn when they are sick, or tired from not sleeping because they are sick. Glad he can stay on track!

Terena said...

I'm so glad Nolan is feeling better! And I'm also glad to hear the new teacher is good. What a relief to have a teacher who actually knows what she's doing.