Korey’s third birthday will be the mark of him being in Early Intervention for one year. A full year of speech therapy, and education and half a year of OT. The changes are remarkable.
Going from a boy who had no words at all, no communication, to signing and now speaking small sentences. He has over 100 words, sings songs, and tries to imitate almost everything we say. To say that I am impressed is an understatement. I am thrilled.
Currently we are working on two syllable words and combing two words that he knows like purple pen and baby’s bed. Today he went for a walk with his speech therapist and he was telling her about people that he saw, and naming animals. Of course when it came time for him to tell me what he did, he couldn’t but that is another thing we are working on.
Had it not been for Korey being in Early Intervention, I doubt that I would know all the different things that are usually expected at certain ages. He is ahead of peers in some aspects but still behind in speech. With speech and his sensory seeking, he qualifies for special needs preschool. He will see a speech therapist 3 times a week and an OT 2 times a week. I’m more nervous about him just being out of my reach rather than him having therapies.
For the most part I know what they are doing in therapies, and they of course go over everything with me. But him being in a room full of other children, and some that may not be able to protect themselves if Korey uses too much force in any way. I am hoping so much good comes from this upcoming Fall but only time will tell.
Were you nervous when you little one attended preschool or kindergarten?