Last Saturday in Town


Last Saturday we made it into town for a walk about, its very very rare that we would venture into town but my eldest has something to do that I had to take her to so in we went. Eldest safely deposited where she needed to be off we went to explore.

I knew that looking around shops would be unlikely, he doesn’t do shops and busy shops on a Saturday were never going to happen so we went to have a look around and see what we could find. Since Hull is the European City of Culture 2017 a lot of work has been done to make the place look nice.

First stop was Queens garden where they have put up a new sculpture which locally at least has become known as the cheese grater, lots of interesting plaques on the floor to read but not for K, he wasn’t interested but he said he did like it, and had his picture taken with it.

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And then we took a walk down through the land of green ginger, for those not local to Hull that’s a street, and past the smallest window in the world, which got a wow! when it was pointed out and into Trinity square where they have put up these huge metal tubes which you can climb in and run around. Lots of fun was had ‘hiding’ in the tubes

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The have also put in some of these ‘puddles’ on the floor over where there used to be a graveyard, the water is less than a centimetre deep so he was able to run through them and I assume in summer that they were a great draw for children.

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Then it was on to the art gallery where we met back up with the eldest, the Turner prize is currently exhibiting and it is likely to be the only time that it comes to town so we went for a super fast look around. It was very busy and K didn’t really enjoy most of it, but he did let us have a look around and only really got grumpy when we went into the shop and he didn’t want to go in there.

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After the art gallery we went to the bakery and bought some lunch and then found somewhere quiet to eat some lunch before popping into the book shop and heading home.

Over all not a bad day out, no shopping done, only one shop visited and nothing purchased, but he did really really well, only small bouts of tears in the art gallery when we were spending to long in a busy room and he wanted to leave, and lots of fun running about in puddles and hiding in tubes.

 

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Speech Therapy 03/10/2017


So today we had a clinic appointment for speech therapy, I picked up K from school and took his school support worker with us. As she is the one that does the majority of work with him on his speech her been there meant she had the opportunity to ask questions and to see exactly what she needs to be doing with him.

K has his daily speech therapy built into a really strong routine which he does with without a fuss every day, I have tried to do these games and activities at home with him but he refuses.

The speech therapist let him choose the game to play while doing the activity and away he went, he is so keen to please and determined to win that he did everything he was asked and made some really good sounds. You can really hear the improvement in his speech as he does it.

He is now working on G and C sounds, and on making the sounds at the end of words, which are all things that he really struggles on, he has lots of games to help keep him interested and stop him from getting bored.

Hearing him speak today and hearing some of those sounds coming from him really clearly was really positive, hopefully with these now fortnightly sessions and the amazing support that he is getting daily at school the progress with keep on coming.

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