So we started this visit by talking about all the red tape they had to go through to get their IDs and sign up for school etc…The father kept apologizing for cancelling a couple of our recent meetings due to how hectic his week has been. We told him that we understand and not to worry about it. We then started working on English. The mom actually has her own workbook that’s completely in English and shes done almost all the exercises. The only problem with that is she’s mispronouncing a lot of the words. For example she kept saying stomach ‘pin’ instead of stomach ‘pain’. We worked out some of those kinks and did a lot of pronunciation work. As for the father, we had to start with the alphabet. He recognizing the big letters but not the small ones. For example, he recognizes the letter ‘A’ but not ‘a’. I wrote out the entire alphabet for him and we went over it a few times. The little boy actually has a little electronic game that he plays with and its helping him with the alphabet. I sat down with the boy and he had him repeat the letters after I said them. He got to the letter ‘M’ when all of a sudden he heard Tom and Jerry cartoon and he ran away waving goodbye and screaming ‘Tom and Jerry!’
We also went through their immunization records and WIC papers. We explained to them that they have to use their WIC papers before they expire. They told us that they have to go back to the clinic on Monday to get more shots so we offered to take them there. Were looking forward to taking driving them there Monday morning.