Mr. A qualifies for early interventionAugust 26 2011 at 3:52 PM
|Renata (Login doglvr)|
Brought him in today and for one thing, I was pretty amazed to see how much he CAN do when his pushy bug sister and bulldog twin brother aren't around. I mean, for anyone to stay with a toy or game for long before someone else grabs it or there's some other "emergency" is not something that happens in our house. So to see him able to do puzzles and solve problems, kick a ball, sustain his attention, etc. was really wonderful. However, he qualifies for intervention based on low scores in expressive language and adaptive living skills, which is what I had predicted. He's not super low, but low enough to qualify. I'm really glad that my intuition was right on and that I brought him in. It didn't even occur to DH that something might be wrong. They actually send someone into our home for sessions, which will make my life so much easier (I'm starting a new job on Monday and will be gone 3 full days a week). Anyway, even though his delays are relative small and he's going to be totally fine, when I saw the box that said, "developmental delay" and they said, "he qualifies", my heart dropped for a few minutes. It's just not something you ever want to hear. I can't imagine how it would feel if the word "autism" was spoken, and I know that some of you gals have heard that. So, I'm going to schedule his twin as well because when I actually count his words he's not saying all that much either. He just says it all with such confidence and I don't want to miss something that is hiding behind his bravado!
Thanks everyone for your encouragement to get him tested. I'm feeling like a good mommy for getting him in this early!
- congrats on both counts! - juliemam on Aug 26, 2011, 4:12 PM
- So proud of you for pursuing this!! - Pink Dandelion on Aug 26, 2011, 6:18 PM
- Brava, mama! - keiki's makuahine on Aug 26, 2011, 6:40 PM
- great job - Lillian on Aug 26, 2011, 11:27 PM
- Good news - wcl on Aug 27, 2011, 9:22 AM