Good News / Bad News
I took my son to see a speech pathologist for an assessment the other day. I think that I was more nervous than he was to go. I was afraid that he would have this major label branded on him like high risk autistic or on the autistic spectrum or something like that. I knew he wasn't talking as much as other 3 year olds, but I was not sure how I would take hearing news like that. I'm sure many parents would feel that way at first.
After about 45 minutes of, "what's this", "point to the___", "give me the____" and "where is the ____", not to mention the puzzles and blocks and what ever else they pulled out, it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. They told me that since he has had multiple ear infections as a baby and has had tubes in ears, he really lost about a year of speech development. His articulation is great, they understood everything that he does say, but because he had some babbling in between, they said he has to get a little help to catch up. GREAT!
Then comes the bad new...speech therapy and..PRESCHOOL! I don't mean that I am against Preschool, it's just that this is my baby! :) I am aware that it will be good for him to learn how to be in a class room and really get the help that he needs, but I am very emotional just thinking about dropping my lil guy off at this new place with people that I do not know for a whole 2 HOURS. I know that it's not that bad, I am just emphasizing my emotions. :) They offered to have a bus come to my home and pick him up and drop him off. My response, "Oh no, my children don't do buses. I will bring him here."
So, that's my Good News / Bad News. I will find out more about his schedule soon and then hopefully....school shopping. AAAWW I can just picture my lil guy with his backpack all ready to go! Of course, mommy will be crying all the way to work.