|Juanita, do you know this look????? Picture is from May 2010|
Juanita was concerned that Alayna's goals would be way under where she is performing due to her not showing them anything. As Alayna is excelling at her preschool class at the LeeAnn Britain IDC center I requested that Juanita observe her there to get an accurate place to start with her IEP goals.
Juanita sweetly obliged and came to visit the girls yesterday at IDC. Alayna was in circle time participating UNTIL she saw me then she double took and saw Juanita and immediately her hands went over her eyes. Stinker! We are trying to dispel the myth that people with down syndrome are always happy and totally compliant. LOL
One of the therapist did her best to keep Alayna from noticing Juanita but, she definitely shut down and did not participate like she usually does. When it was time for music Juanita and I watched from the observation window and Alayna popped back to her normal self, singing, dancing and participating with ease.
We are going to try to outsmart Alayna and video tape her in class at IDC next week so that the school staff has an accurate view of who she is and what she can do.
We are prayerful that in a couple weeks when Alayna turns 3 and is only at the school district that she will be comfortable and blossom like she has at IDC.
Don't forget if you are joining us for the Step Up for DS this year to have a tshirt with our team name on it you must register by next Friday Sept 30th.
Also, please visit the Fristoe's and pray, donate & share just $10 to their iPad2 & iPod touch giveaway. They are still needing about $15,000 to bring her home.