Sunday, May 25, 2008

Special Needs Moms

Sometimes I really feel like I have screwed up somewhere/sometime big. It can be so overwhelming and I know some people have it WAY worse than me and I am thankful but it's still overwhleming. Salem has been developing anxiety issues and has such a hard time focusing. Her PT has mentioned it several times lately and of couse I've noticed it. She suggested I discussing it with her ped. **Sigh** And Raina's speech... She's 3 and can barely communicate - her ECI ended Friday as she was turning 3. So next week we'll hear from the school about her appts for June and July. And while the therapist she has will do great, I am sure there will be an adjustment perioud. And she won't listen to me over the simplest things. I feel like I am banging my head against the wall.

Good news - Salem's speech is doing better. She was retested Friday on the Goldman Fristoe articulation test."Normal" is 85-115. Last year she was up drastically to 53. Now she's at 78. 3 1/2 years of therapy! I am sure we still have a year at least. PT wise - I don't know. I already mentioned what the PT said previously. I have her in the braces EVERYDAY but Sunday or when we're swimming which will be a lot this summer.

Anyway - I am just down. I work on Salem's speech homework in the car EVERYTIME we're in the car - which is a freaking lot (she can focus cause there as she's harnessed in and there is little distraction) and now I have to constantly model with Raina who is VERY resistant to sign and imitation. Blech. It will be fine. I am just stressing.

Oh and did I mention Salem is starting K in the fall?


Jana said...

Hi Leah, just wanted to check in and let you know that I'm reading! You'll love blogging, it's so therapuetic sometimes even if you don't think anyone else but you is reading. I can't believe your girls are getting so old, where in the world does the time go?? Please tell Brian hello for us!

Robyn said...

I've added you to my blog roll. Welcome to the blogging world!