We spent Saturday up in Ogden at PIP Camp. We were there all day!!! It was quite informative and uplifting. We listened to Justin Osmond and Dr. Wendy Osterling. Justin Osmond was of course a lovely presenter, as well as Wendy.
Justin gave us his schedule growing up. What his mother had to do to get him speaking. The amount of speech therapy he needed. He didn't learn sign until he was 19 years old. He however loves to sign now and thinks he would have benefited from learning it earlier.
Wendy as well didn't learn to sign until later in life. She went through speech therapy for years and still goes for a tune up every now and again. She joined the peace corp and went to Harvard Medical School. She is now a neurologist at PCMC.
They basically both were encouraging us to continue what we are doing and to help the kids do what they want to do in life. To not discourage them if they can possibly accomplish it. To make sure they have confidence to take care of themselves and to be their own advocates in life. This is Jason's friend Paula. He loves her!!
Jason at lunch!
Daddy can't sit down without someone jumping on him.
Samantha loved it! She had so much fun!!! She got to meet our friend
Taylor who is 3 but looks like he is 9 months old. She was very sweet to him. She also is very enthusiastic about signing. She loves everything to do with it.
Tori enjoyed herself as well. She met some new people and had a ball. She isn't quite as into the signing as the others but she wants to learn as well.
Duncan loved every minute of PIP Camp. Especially when his "Crush" showed up around 10:00AM. She was in his classes and he loved it! He's got quite the knack for signing. He remembers so much I'm amazed!As you can see Duncan had a ball. They had some water fun and Duncan and Tori both got soaked. Brett caught a glimpse of Duncan playing Frisbee out the window so I had to get a picture.