A few months ago Grace saw members of the cranio-facial team
at our children’s hospital for a regularly scheduled visit. As we cycled through each of the eight doctors on
the team, they all had one message for us….
The time is now for intervention for speech.Grace has been seeing a speech
therapist for a year.But, she has
been at almost a complete standstill with progress for about six months.
It was time to make a change.
So, we are starting with a new speech therapist in a couple
Grace qualified for early intervention preschool for the
fall where she will have much more intense speech services almost daily.
I have to admit.While reading the reports of all observations and the evaluations on her
in the past couple months… I felt like I was punched in the gut.
“1st percentile for articulation”, “significant
speech delays”, “high risk”…
It’s not like I didn’t KNOW this.If I didn’t know… I wouldn’t have had her in speech all
these months, I wouldn’t have been pushing the early intervention team to
evaluate her, I wouldn’t have fought with insurance to cover her services.
on paper...all that clinical mumbo
I just want for her success.I don’t want her to struggle.
Hasn’t she faced enough struggle?!
I’m confident once we find the right speech therapist and
she receives services more frequently she is going to make a lot of
And then I’ll miss her
cute little words.
Her latest…“bating puit” (bathing suit).
Sure, I want for everyone to be able to understand her.
We are a crazy loud family of six. Steve and I have been blessed with four children, three the old fashion way and one through the miracle of adoption. We blog to tell our story. Here we share with you the laughter, tears, joy and chaos that is our home.
On this adventure of life and love for 13 years!
Our 11 year old is full of curiosity, imagination and a love for all things sports!
Our 9 year old beauty is never without a song in her heart or on her lips.
Our 7 year old’s giggle is contagious and smile is simply irresistible.
Our 4 year old blessing from Bo’ai County, Jiaozuo, Henan Province, China… forever in our arms February 21, 2011