Things have been changing a lot around  here.  The older girls are in school full-time, just Patrice is home.  And things are even changing for her.

We recently had an evaluation recommended by our family doctor for speech delay.  We were going to do it this summer, but it was expensive and not covered by insurance, so we decided to wait and see what would happen on it’s own if we left her alone.

But I was too nervouse to do that.  So I contacted Early On.  They came out a couple weeks later (last week) and determined their is a significant delay.  Her speech level is at about 1/2 her age level.

If I’m honest, I have to admit I was shocked.  I really thought they would come out and say everything was okay.  That we’d laugh at me being overly concerned.

If I’m really honest I was/am sad.  I know speech therapy is the most common need in little ones, but you never expect it to be your little one.

But all that aside, Patrice will start therapy next week.  Twice a week for an hour each time in our home.

This could be life changing.


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3 Responses to Changes

  1. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling, but I understand when you say, you never expect it to be your little one.
    I have a friend who had her children in speech therapy & it’s amazing to see the progress! She has twin boys & they used to never even talk & now? The don’t stop!
    Huge hugs & I am sure everything will turn out just fine 🙂

  2. If it makes you feel any better, I went to speech therapy when I was in Kindergarten. I had a difficult time pronouncing words. I had a lot of fun. 🙂 Most of the time, it is something that really does straighten itself out as children get older. One of my mom’s cousins did not talk until he was 4. Then, when he started, he used complete sentences. None of my girls spoke until they were two. Amelia never even said mom and dad until she was two. For please and thank you, she nodded her head. She comprehended everything, she just didn’t vocalize. You can’t get her to STOP talking now at 8. 🙂 Emmet is just starting to get going on talking.

  3. Kids are so amazing. They learn so quickly. It’s ok that she needs help, she’ll get there. Promise.
    I would feel sad too. It’s hard to watch them struggle. But she’s going to do mahhhvelous.

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