I’M BACK! Please forgive these intermittent blog posts as I try to figure out how to adjust my schedule.
Lots of evaluations, visit to the school district and praying going on the last month or so.
There were some concerns about Dylan showing some autistic like behaviors because of his interest in ceiling fans, spinning wheels on cars and of course his lack of language development.
As a mom I try to be impartial with regards to all these professional opinions and evaluations.
Here’s what I know about Dylan: he does do a few of those things they mentioned BUT he also gives good eye-contact, he doesn’t stare off into space, he’s engaging with others, he follows directions and he understand what we tell him.
I get a little frustrated because it feels like kids with developmental delays (especially with language) are quickly labled with the “A” word and sometimes I wonder if we sometimes forget that kids are kids and can sometimes be a little quirky. Those are my 2 cents on the subject….for now!
So after a couple of visits with the school district and an in-home visit we have come to the conclusion that both boys would greatly benefit from being enrolled in the special needs preschool program at our local school district. They are starting this week and will only be going for 2 days a week to start.
We will then bump them up the full time schedule come September to 5 days a week. This is a little unnerving for me as their mom. I’m not used to them being away from me for more than 3 hours. I think the adjustment may be harder for me to deal with than the boys.
As far as our emotions through all of this we have been all over the place. Yet we have come to realize that we’re not gonna feel sorry for our boys but we want to do all that we can to help our boys develop and thrive. We know that the school district will be able provide specialized care for them and help bring these little guys along. They will get help with language development as well ABA therapy. Not to mention they boys will get the needed socialization from peers.
So I’m off today to go buy little backpacks for my little guys for their first day of preschool! I don’t think I’m ready for this but that’s ok I’ll get over it! LOL!
Keep praying for my boys when you think about it and for this mom and dad. I’ve been doing a lot better and I know it’s because of prayers from family and friends like you!
God been teaching us so much through this and I know it’s all for a greater purpose. It’s not always fun or easy going through these times but it does teach us to trust HIM more and rely on HIM more than ever.