Monday, September 19, 2005

We welcome you.

Well, the news is in. Jeff and I have been approved for permanent residence in Singapore. The goal of become a PR is twofold. First, we can now contribute to the CPF (Central Profident Fund) Which is the SIngapore government form of government sponsered 401K plan. Not a big deal, we set aside $ for savings every month. BUT our employers must now contribute as well.

Also, the good news is that we are no longer dependent on Jeff's work permit. My work permit has been issued on the account that "jeff" has one. should Jeff leave his employer, without a new job, we would have two weeks to leave Singapore. Obviously not what we want to do. So, now we go in, have blood tests, x-rays and the like. Prove that we are healthy... and we are good to go.

On other news, Delcan saw a speech therapist. WE were very happy with Vasu and what he intends to do with Declan. The evaluation was long and hard for the little man, but he did super. Vasu, is a speech therapist who has done both his undergrad and masters in language pathology in the States. He gave the D-man all sorts of test, checking what his baseline level of understanding and abilities are. He also did some oral motor evaluation. While we are still waiting for the results, basically we were very encouraged. He thinks his expressive speech is obviously delayed, but his receptive is not far off the mark. In otherwords he understands at nearly his age appropriate level. Some things like plurals and verbs are still a bit behind, but it make me happy to know we are not far that way. Declan may be slightly apraxic in terms of his oral motor ability, but we will have all sorts of fun games that Declan will play in order to work on those as well.

Cheap, well, no. The therapy will run us about $500 a month, but our little man is totally worth it.

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