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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mid Year Testing

I apologize for being a bit behind on getting this posted. But we have been busy with Doctor appointments and the such. That Floyd just has had a chance to scan and upload Emily's Mid Year Test Results.

We have been luck this year so far with Emily. She has been very healthy and hasn't had to miss any time from school due to illness. The 6 days that she was absent from school was the extended vacation days which we allowed her to take so that she could go with Daddy to visit Grandma over Christmas break.

As you can see from the graph below, Emily has made great progress in all areas since the beginning of the school year. She is testing At or Above her age level.
The top green boxes contain the scores from the "beginning" of the school year. The bottom row of green boxes reflex Emily's Mid Year Test Scores. Note the red boxes in each row? These indicate where Emily incorrectly answered a question. Once she fails to approperately answer 3 questions in a row that part of the test is complete.

The only real problem which Emily's teacher addressed with us, is the fact that Emily is unable to stay focused on what she is suppose to be doing. Emily is too curiouus as to what the other children are doing and she wants to help them on their work/project.

We were given the "core" words that Emily will be expected to know next year. So that we can start helping her work on them. The teacher also sufggested that we continue to encourage Emily to practice her writing skills. She also gave us a few very good websites that the school uses for the children in the computer lab, that Emily really enjoys exploring and learning from.

Emily is a very happy, birght, curious, creative, imaginative, and caring little girl. Now if only I could convince her to keep her room cleaned up from all of the toy clutter!

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