We sat down at Rainbows with a collection of professionals in Emily's life today to talk about her progress and to map out the next year.
All in all, I think everyone involved - head of Rainbows, teacher, and therapists - were quite happy with Em's progress. There's obviously a LONG road ahead, but we're no longer in the starting blocks.
Sue and I got to air some of our concerns that we noted recently with Emily - mainly the flicking of book pages and stabbing her thumb through them and pushing adults out of the room once she'd got what she wanted from them - usually a book or a Richard Scarry video on the TV. Everyone involved is going to work on some strategies to help Emily overcome these "issues".
We have a four point plan that we're going to work against over the next year that will hopefully push toward fulfilling more objectives on her statement of educational needs.