Monday, November 25

Copywork and Speech...








I found an article on copywork as I was clicking around this weekend and immediately set out to work it into our day.  I have halfheartedly had Sugar Plum do copywork the past couple of years, but I am hoping to be committed to it on a daily basis now.  We are using sheets of paper for this week's work, but once Thanksgiving is over, I will buy the notebooks that the author recommends (I believe that I saw them at Staples).  My plan is to continue doing our regular schoolwork in the morning and then later in the day (at about 2:30 or 3 when my little ones start to get peckish) have a nice snack, a little classical music, and then do some copywork.  It worked out really well today and gives them something to do for a little while

We had the boys tested for speech therapy last week and I picked up the speech therapist's reports today.  The situation for both kids is more serious than we even thought, so the next month or so will be spent working to get them into the public school's speech program.  I was encouraged by the women at the county that I spoke to, so hopefully we'll get them situated quickly.

We've been working and playing by the fire all day today!  It's chilly out there!

 

5 comments:

Tahara said...

Thanks for this post...I have been wanting to re-commit to making copywork more of a priority in our homeschool...

I also want to share a link of the blank top paper we use for copywork in case it may be helpful for you...

http://donnayoung.org/penmanship/blank-top-paper.htm

Donna Young's site has plenty of paper to download and other things I have found helpful in planning...

Maria said...

Maybe because I hang out with Larry all day but I do not feel like either of your boys have terrible speech problems. But, I'm one who thinks everyone should be getting all the therapies they can so having access is never a bad thing. Good luck with getting everything arranged.

katherine said...

I read the same post on Copywork (through LMLD), and was encouraged. We've been using "A Reason For ... " for quite a while now, but I may go back to our old way of choosing our own.

My nephew has been involved in speech therapy classes through their local PS for a few years now ... it has helped him tremendously. Best wishes!

Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

tanyakoenig said...

Matushka,
How did you know their was an issue with speech? At what age did you determine their was a problem? I keep wondering if my 2 year old may be speech delayed.

M. Emily said...

Hi Tanya!

Several years ago we had both of the older kids tested, mainly because Little Man was really difficult for us to understand. Sugar Plum was fine, but Little Man needed a little help. He was enrolled in a little public pre-school program that was for early intervention. We attended twice a week for a year and it was determined that he was age appropriate at that time.

Fast forward two years. Button went for his three year well check and the doctor suggested that we have him tested because he couldn't understand him. I asked for a referral for Little
Man as well. We opted to take them both to Easter Seals, but they informed us that with our current insurance it will be a $40 copay for each boy per speech visit. Now we are looking into the public school speech program to avoid the cost.

If you are worried about your little
one, I would definitely not hesitate going to the doctor for a referral. The speech evaluation is very easy and quick and it will really help if speech is needed!

Let me know if you have other questions!

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