I received the girls official reports from their 3 year developmental assessments.
Ashlea was assessed using the Reynell-Zinkin-Scales for Young Visually Handicapped Children. I don't know much about the scale and what it means, but this is how Ashlea compares to other visually impaired children.
Social adaptation 11 - 14 months
Sensori-motor understanding 10 - 12 months
Exploration of Environment 1.9 - 2 years
Response to sound and verbal comprehension 1.6 - 1.9 years
Vocalisation and expressive language 2.3 - 2.5 years (!!!!)
Expressive language (vocabulary and content) < 2 years
Now remember this is compared to other visually impaired children rather than 'neuro-typical' children. The big question is...how far delayed are other visually impaired children? I would like to know how she compares overall to a 'regular' child.
Audrey (oops - did I accidentally sneak another real name in there?) was assessed using the Bayley-III Scales of Infant Development. Her report doesn't contain a lot of information other than:
Cognitive Scale - within normal range
Language Scale - good for her age
Motor Scale - appropriately developed for her age
I'm off to google the Reynell-Zinkin Scale but so far I haven't had much luck. On another note, Ashlea had a good time in the walker today. She can now go FORWARDS as well as backwards. Very exciting. Hopefully I'll be able to get some video over the weekend.