Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So that previous line should be sung to the melody of "Jingle Bells" to get the real effect.
We had Zach referred to early intervention for speech delay. This required a full evaluation that looked at not only communication, but physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and adaptive issues. According to them , the speech delay was the only issue they were concerned with. So here we are 2 months later, with speech therapy 2x a week. He dislikes his speech therapist. If I am around when she has her visits, he cries, and begs me to take him out of the room. He has made no language progress at all. Zach prefers the company of men, with one major exception, and that is me. I can tell you at times it drives me bonkers, but I also must confess that it snags at a heart string or two for some reason. I love my kids more than I ever thought I could love anything, and when I see this sort of attachment, it does feel like some kind of reciprocation. Hopefully, none of this is unhealthy. I digress. So, there are no male speech therapists. This in turn has prompted my speech pathologist to say we need OT. Is she right? Well, perhaps, but I don't think so. It just leaves me wondering how he would deal with yet another stranger in the mix. Hmmm. Child prefers men and has stranger anxiety - I know let's bring a strange woman around to teach hi hot to adjust.
Sometimes I wonder if I should have kept my mouth shut, and just let the kid naturally progress. Sometimes I wonder if I should just stay home and....
Can't think that way. At least not now. Too many bills to pay.
Then there is Sophie - this will require a part deux to get through that story.