Slowing Things Down - Finally!Meghan Gesswein
When Zachary was 2 years old he was behind in his speech development. We had him evaluated and, much to my surprise, he qualified for services. I knew his speech was behind, but from what I was told, only the bottom 30% of kids would qualify for services and I wasn’t expecting him to be quite that far behind.
While it was a shock to realize just how bad the situation was, I was relieved that he’d be getting the help he needed. At that point we started twice a week speech therapy sessions that lasted 30 minutes a piece. Except for a break during the Summer, we’ve been setting our schedule around those sessions for the past two and a half years.
He’s also been wearing glasses since he was 11 months old, and has been seeing his Ophthalmologist on a regular basis as well. Thankfully, those appoints are usually every 3 months, with more frequent check-ups thrown in for good measure on occasion.
What I’m trying to say is, my calendar is jam packed with appointments for Zachary. And it has been for as long as I can remember.
But, things are starting to look up! At his last eye appointment, he was doing so well that we were given a six month break before we have to go back. I almost kissed the Doctor I was so happy to hear it. Also, his speech therapist has been telling me that he has met all of the goals she had set for him, which means that he could potentially be phased out of speech therapy when he starts Kindergarten in August. But, even if he continues in the program, he’ll have a session 1 time per week during school hours.
I feel like a kid on Summer Break. So much free time! So much possibility! I’m not even going to know what to do with myself!
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