Another step forward

Today I have an intake appointment scheduled at the facility handling Tad’s speech therapy.

When he did his formal evaluation at this place, he tested out as “normal” in all developmental levels except speech. He was a full standard deviation below normal in communication, which, as the therapists told me, practically assured him a spot in their schedule after they got the report written and submitted to the state (because this facility receives both state and federal funding – I had to provide them with Tad’s Social Security Number for that all to go through). Last week, I received notice from the state Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) that Tad is officially approved for therapy due to his “developmental delay.”

So, I am meeting with the intake coordinator this morning to set up appointments for the in-home therapy that Tad will be getting, plus doing a general parent orientation on how they do things.

Last night, my little guy was sitting with me as I was reading and he and Ane were watching “Aladdin” (Ane’s pick). After the movie was over, Ane was off playing with her Princesses and Tad just sat next to me, holding his four favorite Cars in his lap (McQueen, the King, Chick Hicks and Doc Hudson, for those of you in the know), enjoying the quiet. I kissed the top of his head, and he looked up and smiled at me, with those big hazel eyes with those long lashes.

“We’re gonna get this done, buddy,” I promised him. “We’re gonna get you the help you need. Mommy loves you, and we’re gonna do everything to get this going. Okay?”

“Okay,” he agreed.

It’s Good Friday. Easter is coming. May there be hope of new life in all of your lives this weekend.

2 Responses to “Another step forward”

  1. secha
    March 21st, 2008 03:28

    Good luck with everything with Tad… I can only imagine how rough it must be for you and your family.

    And, I have to say, he has a nice pick in his favorite cars. 😉

  2. Matthew
    March 21st, 2008 14:02

    Tears… In… My… Eyes…

    Good luck Tad!