“more please”

I just need to brag a bit on this girl right here… This is our friend Leah.

Leah was the first new baby I met at the Playhouse back in April 2016. She has grown so much over the last 16 months and I just am so amazed by her and her family. I have had the absolute pleasure of working with her and her family with the Amina Grace Speech and Language Program. She started out with 1 or 2 signs and she has just picked up several so quickly and is using 2 signs together to ask for things! She loves her bubbles and the bubble machine (as you can see in the picture) at the Playhouse and yesterday was amazing! When I turned off the bubble machine, Leah would look around and I would ask or mom and dad would ask, “Do you want more?” and Leah would look at us and sign “more please”. I am so proud of her and her family! I am a firm believer that families are the best teachers for our friends and more therapy occurs after they leave the session with me. I am so thankful that her family can see all the hard work that they have put in to help Leah communicate. It shows every single week I see her. Her family took my advice and implemented my suggestions into their routine at home and her communication has flourished! Leah’s family is amazing and I am so excited that I could help her grow. I cannot wait to see what amazing things will happen for her in the future! Thank you for sharing your daughter with me.

Jenn Parsons, Program Manager and Speech Pathologist for GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities

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