Colin turned 3 on November 3, so I thought I'd go through some of his abilities, things he's doing in speech therapy, and new words and behaviors. Right now they're working on spatial concepts in speech therapy (in, out, up, down, etc.) He is getting the hang of "up" and "down," though he says "ut" … Continue reading Progress Report
I shared a little in my last entry about how I was handling Colin's diagnosis. Lately I've had so much to try to figure out. Colin will need daycare, preschool, ABA, speech and possibly occupational therapy. I could not figure out how to fit over 18+ hours of therapy in with 27 hours of classes, … Continue reading Figuring life out
It's been a few weeks since I've updated. I've honestly been trying to get my thoughts together enough to write. Colin was diagnosed with Autism on October 31, 2016. They said it's moderate to severe, but she did mention that it needed to be categorized that way for insurance purposes, and that will change. The … Continue reading Autism
It's been a little while since I've written. Until yesterday, Colin's speech therapy appointments had really just turned into us discussing whether Colin is autistic or not. She's still arguing that he shows signs of having an Auditory Processing Disorder, while I'm not convinced. I am, however, leaning away from Autism. I'm in the frame … Continue reading Growth.
Colin's appointment was rescheduled. It'll be October 31. I really wanted to cry when they called. I have been anticipating this appointment for so long, we have literally ONE day until the original appointment, and now we have to wait another two weeks. It's so discouraging. However, I've made it my goal to make the … Continue reading Rescheduled.
Yesterday was speech therapy again. It has not become so monotonous that I don't share after every appointment. In fact, it just seems to be more interesting each time we go. This time, we discussed diagnoses. She doesn't like Autism diagnoses, because she believes that a lot of children are diagnosed who do not have … Continue reading Diagnoses Galore!
Yesterday was Colin's speech therapy. We showed up early, and I had Colin color while we waited. When she came to get us, she requested that I remain in the waiting room, and she and Colin would work together alone. I was caught off guard. I still don't completely understand why, but she told me … Continue reading Well, okay…