Thursday, November 20, 2008
Look Who's Talking
It's not uncommon for adoptive parents to have a child evaluated for any potential developmental delays. Being no stranger to early intervention, we decided to seek out any assistance Lucy may need now and not wait to find out if she will, in fact, fall behind given all of the challenges she's faced already in her short life. Not many parents know there are regional centers all around the country who are there to help young children in the community achieve their goals... and it's all free of charge. (email me for more info if you need it) From speech and social skills to fine motor and occupational therapy, it's all there for those families who need it.
Yesterday, after weeks of trying to get someone on the phone to move the process forward, I finally spoke with a woman who was taking information about Lucy in order to see if she qualified for services. It was during that conversation that my daughter took the opportunity to communicate using something other than "eh eh eh" and pointing -- as she pulled about 8-10 new words out of nowhere and followed them up with a big toothy proud grin.
Once she actually performs on demand and I get video, you'll hear her clear as day mutter "cup, thank you, more, Max (her friend), night-night, milk, water (wawa) and all done."
I'm surprised she didn't grab the phone from me and tell the woman herself that she's doing just fine and won't be needing their services.
Whined by JackieMacD at 3:49 PM