I’m a mom to two great kids. My son, Sebby, is 3 1/2 and was recently diagonosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) my daughter, Quincy, is 14 1/2 months old. Quincy was born 7 1/2 weeks early and has delays in motor development. My kids milestones may not be the same as yours.
Both my Sebby and Quincy see occupational therapists to help them meet their goals, but it’s important to work with them each day on my own to help them “catch up” to their peers.
My Baby Compass is a wonderful series of books that were recently sent to me. Defined as “An Easy Program to Help Your Child Think, Speak, Move & Thrive” it lays out checklist of milestones your child should be reaching and how to help them reach them. At a glance I can know which ones Sebby and Quincy are and are not meeting, which is really helpful for me. The series also offers great tips and pages and pages of American Sign Language illustrations to help communicate with your child.
I showed the books to Quincy’s occupational therapist too, and she was really impressed!
The author, Kathy Gruhn, is a retired Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 35 years of experience. Kathy worked for United Cerebral Palsy which inspired her ideas for her down-to-earth, approachable book series. She wanted to write a program that empowers parents to know that their child is meeting milestones in their development and what to do if a parent has concerns about developmental disorders such as Autism.
What I love about the My Baby Compass series is it answers both the little and big questions! It’s full of interesting facts too! Like this one:
How many times does a baby need to hear a word before he recognizes it?
I’m excited to share with you that Kathy is working on a third book for the My Baby Compass series: My Baby Compass Four to Seven Yeara! It will be available next month.
Kathy is also generously giving one of my readers copies of the first two books in the My Baby Compass series!
Disclaimer: We were provide copies of the My Baby Compass series for the purpose of this giveaway. No monetary compensation was received and the opinions here are our own.